David Secker has been banned from driving for 12 months by Norwich Magistrates. He has been given a £150 fine and 14 penalty points. Mr Secker was witnessed by two police officers on the A47 driving at 70mph holding one phone to his ear and the other in his hand. My Secker also had no insurance!
The dangers of driving whilst using a phone are well documented, be it talking or texting. Using two phones at the same time is clearly a very dangerous thing to do and obviously he was distracted as he failed to notice the police approach from behind and pull up alongside him.
My Secker’s solicitor appears to be a twisted man, comparing driving whilst on the phone to eating an apple whilst driving and claims that it isn’t that bad as he wasn’t texting, just reading numbers off the phone, much like reading off a pad. Should you really be reading off a pad whilst driving?
You can watch a short video of what his solicitor had to say at this BBC article.
The dangers of driving whilst on the phone can be read here.