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Mobile Phones and Driving – It takes two to tango

So much of the discussion we see in the press and in the regulations is aimed at the errant/irresponsible driver who is using his mobile phone while driving, but every call has at least two participants.

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No Harm is ‘hard wired’ into what we do. Whether at home or at work, we live ‘No Harm’ and have a track record of helping others do the same. Further, we recognise we must continue to lead by example, particularly when it comes to the journey toward no harm with regard to safety, the environment and our people. In this regard, safety shares, walking the talk, coaching, having the courage to call people up on unsafe acts or conditions are all part of our philosophy and part of each of our daily lives, whether on a client site, in the office, or at home.

We understand that we have an obligation to protect not only ourselves, but also those around us and the environment in which we live. No harm is the only defensible goal, and every day, we strive to achieve that goal. Through a relentless journey which builds awareness and systematically makes things better by eliminating unnecessary risks, we will improve our world.

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Partners in Performance Safety Share App

We at Partners in Performance strive towards building a "No Harm", safety-conscious culture which allows us to be safer and more productive, every day. To help us on this journey, we decided to help our people, and our clients, using some simple, helpful tools that can be used to improve our knowledge and our focus on safety-related matters. 

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So much of the discussion we see in the press and in the regulations is aimed at the errant/irresponsible driver who is using his mobile phone while driving, but every call has at least two participants.

I know when I call someone, after saying hello I usually ask if it is a convenient time to talk. Should this question be – “Are your Driving?” and if the answer is yes, should your response be: “I’ll call back.” In Australia, South Africa and the UK, mobile phone numbers are distinctive, unlike North American numbers, so it is easy to know when you are calling a mobile phone and so the question is easy to plan into your opening line.

The following article excerpts show just how distracting mobile phones can be:

  • Drivers who use a mobile phone at the wheel should be given an automatic ban, campaigners said yesterday – after research showed it slows reactions more than drink or drugs.
  • A study found sending a text message delays reaction times by 37% while talking on hands-free delays reaction times by 27%. By comparison, using cannabis slows it by 21%, and drinking to the legal limit by 13%. Speaking on a handheld telephone remains the most dangerous – delaying reaction by 46% – the Transport Research Laboratory found.

Remember it takes two to tango!

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