Warning on Mobile Phones
The current fines for using a mobile phone while driving is £100 and three points however tougher penalties are expected to come into force in the first half of next year.
New rules will see offending car drivers get 6 points on their licences and face a £200 fine., new drivers will have to retake their test.
On their 2nd offence more experienced drivers could face a court appearance, where they would face fines of up to £1,000 and a minimum six-month driving ban.
Bus & Lorry drivers caught using handheld mobiles currently face a professional conduct hearing before a Traffic Commissioner after their conviction.
Don’t use your mobile phone while driving – Mobiles distract drivers and are becoming an increasingly frequent factor in cases of causing death by dangerous driving.
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