The case of a grandmother who was killed when a lorry driver was distracted as he used his mobile phone on his hands-free kit brings to the forefront the issue of just what we should be doing while driving.
Paul Russell, 66, from Ashby, was legally using his mobile phone via a Bluetooth hands-free kit while driving, but he missed a red light because he was distracted and crashed, killing Jill Turk when he smashed into her car.
By all accounts up until this point, Russell's driving had been immaculate.
True, he certainly did not set out that day to kill anyone, but his mind was elsewhere for a few moments, be it using his device legally, and it had devastating consequences.
Rightly, laws are now in place to deal with people who use their phones illegally while driving and sadly you will have seen many of these people; phones to their ears as they pass-by on the roads.
Or you will have seen the 'lap drivers', those constantly looking down into their laps as they drive, where they are texting on their phones and the likes. All these things can and do cause terrible accidents where people have died.
Cases like this latest one mean though that it is now time to look at just what people should do while driving. Our roads are so busy nowadays that drivers simply have to have their wits about them at all times.
It's time to look at the use of phones, even hands-free, and things like drivers smoking, eating and drinking coffee while driving.
If motorists are embroiled in conversation on their phones how on earth can they react in time to things happening on the roads around them?
Safety has to be paramount and anything that impedes that has to be stopped.