Country "Get Your hands Off It'

THE driving and texting message has gone country in Tamworth.

Roads and Ports Minister Duncan Gay launched the next stage of the Get Your Hand Off It road safety campaign on mobile phone distraction.

“This is one of the biggest road safety issues in NSW. Taking your hand off the wheel and taking your eyes off the road to text or use social media threatens the safety of all road users. Our cheeky slogan ‘Get Your Hand Off It’ is about making the practice of using your phone while driving unacceptable,” he said.

“I’m delighted to launch new country, rock and hip hop clips, that will also become our next TV and radio advertisements.”

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the broad appeal of the new videos.

“The music clips were created as a way of reaching a larger audience who may not have engaged with the campaign to date,” he said.

“No text, no status update and no photo is worth losing your life for.”

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