For drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, only a few seconds of distraction can make a difference between life and death. This is why MEP Dieter Liebrech Koch, FIA Region I and its member Clubs launched #ParkYourPhone, a campaign to encourage responsible smartphone use in traffic.
European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, said: “With smartphones becoming more popular than ever, it seems increasingly difficult to take our eyes off the screen. In fact, distracted driving is the cause of a growing number of road deaths and injuries. It is vital that we keep our attention on the road. As Transport Commissioner, road safety is one of my ongoing priorities. A simple way to reduce accidents is to keep your eyes on the road and off your smartphone. I support FIA Region I’s initiative and this is my message to all road users: park your phone, keep the road safe”.