Mobile Phone Use & Driving

Drivers and the Mobile Phone

A proposal from the government has been announced, that the penalties for being caught using a mobile phone whilst driving should be virtually doubled from their current level.

At the present time, being caught by the police with a hand-set in hand while behind the wheel carries a fine of £100, and three penalty endorsement points on the driving license.

The law applies not only while moving, but also whilst waiting at traffic lights, or sitting in a stationary que, in fact, at any time whilst the engine is running.

The new proposal, should it come into force, would mean a fine of two hundred pounds, and six penalty points, and if a second Continue reading “Mobile Phone Use & Driving”