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Oh my Lord! You text, drive and kill?

­A British Lord is to be prosecuted for alleged dangerous driving  after it was claimed that he had sent a text message from his mobile phone, just moments before a fatal road accident. Lord Ahmed, a Labour peer in the House of Lords was involved in an accident on Christmas Day last year when it hit another motorist who was killed instantly.

Checks later carried out found that the same phone which was used to call the emergency services had also been used to send a text message just before the accident occurred. The RAC Foundation has been calling for urgent investment in a high-profile education campaign, designed to raise awareness among those young people who have grown up with mobile phones, that texting and driving puts themselves, their friends, and other road users at unacceptable risk. Read more.


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