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Hands-free driver who knocked over and killed boy, 7, was only handed £90 fine

By Lydia Willgress - Thu May 26, 3:03 pm

Alice “The driver’s explanation and the subsequent fine and penalty points are an insult to the family.

“This tragic story illustrates why driving when distracted can be deadly. Even when speaking on a hands free unit, your reaction times are 30 per cent slower than if you were at the current drink-drive limit in England and Wales.

“Having a conversation with a passenger in a car is very different, they can perceive hazards and understand the road conditions and behave accordingly.”

The inquest heard that Seth was on his way to post a letter when the incident occurred on December 5, 2014.

Ms Asker claimed she hadn’t seen Seth and only became aware of him on impact….

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