Category : January 2017
Do you use your mobile phone whilst driving? In 2015, it was reported that 70% of the population do this. More worryingly, this continues to rise alongside these actions making it 6 times more likely for an accident to occur. The AA brought to our attention the changes to penalties which will be implemented from March this year..
Since 2003, it has been illegal to use a hand held mobile phone whilst driving or when stationary with the engine on. From March 2017, the Fixed Penalty Notice for using one whilst driving will increase to £200 and 6 points on your license. Doing this will lose your license if you’re less than 2 years from passing your test.If someone is noticed for bad driving or involved in a crash, the individual can be prosecuted, with fines being more severe along with an appearance in court.
How do you get caught? You would only need to be seen. Spreading the word via #NeverTextDrive, the police have been vigilant in having unmarked lorries on the road, who are able to observe more from being in a higher position.