FEW will surely argue with the sound reasoning behind the clampdown on mobile phone users which in a week saw 130 caught and fined for chatting on the phone while driving.
It takes little imagination to foresee the possible consequences of making or receiving calls while you are behind the wheel.
Does it really need the statistics to tell us that this sort of behaviour can be an accident waiting to happen?
If it does, then how about the information from scientists who say that drivers on mobiles have slower reaction times, and that includes stopping times, than those who have been drinking?
There are those who may well be deterred by the sort of clampdown that police, working with Kirklees Council, have been operating. It does after all mean points on your licence and an instant fine.
But how much worse if what you were facing was causing an accident and possible injury or still worse to another person.