A new campaign from Northumberland council will highlight the dangers of text driving, by sharing real life examples of the last message sent before a real Road Traffic Collision (RTC).

The hope is that this makes people realise even the shortest distraction can have deadly consequences.

This comes when another report from Road Safety GB show 1 in 5 drivers think they can safely drive whilst using their phone. After tough new penalties we’re introduced last year, it’s clear there is more work to do to eradicate this behaviour. You can read the full reports here –