Formula One champion Oscar Piastri says ‘keep your hands off it’ while driving

Formula 1’s wunderkind Oscar Piastri has partnered with in-car phone holder Quad Lock to remind drivers to keep their hands on the wheels, their eyes on the road, and their attention away from their phone.

With its important message, the ‘Keep Your Hands Off It’ public service campaign/advertisement for a mobile phone accessory, is aimed at “Australians who are still using their mobile phones to text and scroll in their vehicles,” according to Piastri.

In 2022, over 360,000 mobile phone infringements were issued, up 63% over 2021.

“Safety is a very important part of F1. For me, I always want to feel safe when racing. It’s important for us to convey that messaging into the real world and onto the road.

“The initiative between myself and Quad Lock “Keep Your Hands Off It” is a very important one for both of us trying to keep road users safe. Quad Lock does a great job of that with their products. With more and more temptation on your phone, it can be very easy to be drawn into it while driving and all of a sudden you’re possibly in a very life changing situation.

“Everyone has their own responsibility to keep themselves safe and keep others safe. Make sure you’re concentrating and with the help of Quad Lock you can still change your maps, change your music, whatever you need whilst keeping your hands on the steering wheel.”

Rob Ward, co-founder of Quad Lock says the company “has always been at the forefront of promoting safe and secure mounting of smart phone devices.

“We are proud to launch the ‘Keep Your Hands Off It’ narrative alongside Oscar, as it aligns with our commitment to enhancing driver safety through innovative solutions.

“Quad Lock sales data and the notable growth of the ‘Drive’ category tells a promising story that Aussies are in fact listening. This is encouraging, and we hope that through focused messages such as this, we can continue to improve driver safety as a nation.”


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