Falcons proud to support Aviva’s #DriveSafer campaign

Tuesday 14 February 2017 Written by: Adam

Newcastle Falcons are proud to support Aviva, title sponsor of Premiership Rugby, on their #DriveSafer campaign and help raise awareness of dangerous driving caused by distractions such as mobile phones. This follows on from Aviva’s successful Safer Driving campaign last year.

Falcons trio Alex Tait, Ally Hogg and Juan Socino have [**recorded a short film**][1] to encourage fans to put their mobile phones away and take that extra care when they are behind the wheel.

Ally Hogg said, “Making Britain’s roads as safe as possible is something we should all help contribute to and I think Aviva’s #DriveSafer campaign is a great initiative for us to support. Checking your phone while driving can always wait no matter what it is – the consequences of picking up a call or replying to a message can be tragic so it’s just not worth the risk involved.”

Peter Markey, Brand and Marketing Communications Director for Aviva said, “We’re on a mission to make Britain’s roads as safe as possible and we’re proud that Premiership Rugby and all 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs are helping us to make people wake up to the dangers and take that extra care when they are behind the wheel. Distractions while driving – particularly the use of mobile phones – is still a huge problem in the UK and we believe there’s no excuse for having to pay for other people’s bad driving.

“For this reason, the Aviva Drive app is free to download and safer drivers save an average of £170 off their Aviva car insurance, so there’s every reason to put your mobile phones away and help make a real difference.”

There’s no excuse for using your phone while driving. Aviva, Proud Sponsor of Premiership Rugby, is on a mission to help make Britain’s roads safer. [**Download**][2] the Aviva Drive app to see how safe your driving is. #DriveSafer

[1]: https://www.youtube.com/embed/oKB0teJKBpU
[2]: https://www.aviva.co.uk/car-insurance/drive/