Do not use your mobile in the easter traffic

carCar in traffic. Photo Norway Today Media.

There are always more accidents on the days where people people are heading for their holiday destination or heading home from their holiday destination than in the rest of Easter. Take it easy and put away your cell phones,  Storebrand insurance advises.
– Too often I see drivers who are using their mobile phones in traffic, even at relatively high speeds. A few seconds of inattention can bring serious consequences,  Petter Berg, Head of Motor Storebrand,says, and stresses that using the mobile while driving is prohibited.
Last year,   one death  was  recorded in the Easter traffic, compared with five the previous year. There were 7,900 incidents of cars being damaged, which is a marginal increase from 2014. Of these incidents, 2,294 of them were accidents involving a single car, according to figures from Finance Norway’s traffic injury statistics.
In January and February this year 23 people lost  their lives in traffic. This is  ten more people than in the same period last year, according to figures from the Road Safety.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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