Don’t trade your life for a text message

New Zealand Police and Vodafone want Kiwis to put the phone away when they’re driving.

“Police see too many crashes caused by people using their phones,” says Superintendent Steve Greally, National Manager for Road Policing.

“The fact is; you are risking people’s lives by choosing to pick up your phone while you’re driving. There’s no excuse.

“Just a few decades ago we didn’t have cell phones. It didn’t matter if you couldn’t talk to someone for an hour or two. Now we’re so connected all the time people seem to have forgotten it’s okay to not answer the phone.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.