Road safety plea to drivers

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SAFETY bosses have urged motorists to give roads their full attention.

Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership’s plea comes after a study revealed drivers in the UK spend almost a fifth of journey time ignoring the road.

The survey, which sampled drivers from locations including Sheffield, used tracking technology to record drivers’ eye movements.

Mike Ashworth, partnership chairman, said: “We’re urging drivers to protect themselves and others by giving the road 100 per cent of their attention.

“You’re more likely to crash if you get distracted.

“Don’t drive tired and be sure to pull over if you need to re-programme your sat-nav, tune your radio, use your phone or have something to eat or drink.”