A group of MPs have recommended drivers be banned from using hands-free mobile phones. According to the Commons Transport Select Committee, using a hands-free device creates “the same risks of collision” as using a hand-held mobile phone. Sheffield Live spoke to some people in the city to find out their thoughts on the proposal.
South Yorkshire Police have been putting extra officers on the roads as part of Operation Illuminate to crack down on drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel. Sham Powell reports for Sheffield Live!
The Sheffield street pastors, who volunteer every Friday and Saturday night, now carry mobile phone charging devices to help people keep in touch and get to their destinations safely. Sheffield City Council bought the battery-powered devices from funding won for its award winning Best Bar None scheme to promote a vibrant and safe city centre nightlife. Sheffield Live! reporter Shamaan Freeman-Powell spoke to Tricia Watts, street pastor co-ordinator.