DURBAN –Metro Police have joined forces with the United Nations in denouncing the use of cellphone while driving, which has become a burning issue.
Durban was the first city where Metro Police officers have officially partnered the UN in the framework of No Texting & Driving Campaign.
“When you see the results of texting and driving, you will wish you never drove with your cellphone near you,” said the Metro Police spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad.
He also added the consequences of the crashes caused by texting and driving are horrific: “If you have to compare the statistics, you find that there are more road crashes caused by texting and driving than drinking and driving.”
Sewpersad summarized by advising to use one’s Bluetooth capabilities instead. “Do not text and drive,” he pointed out.