It is common knowledge that using a mobile phone or other hand-held devices whilst driving is a criminal offence. It is proven that using a using a device whilst driving is a safety risk to other road users. This risk is magnified when driving a larger vehicle, such as a lorry.
According to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) statistics, every year there are over 5000 accidents involving workplace transport. In September 2014, the HSE released revised guidance: “a guide to workplace transport safety” to provide advice for employers on what they need to do to comply with the law.