Important news for drivers
Under new rules effective from 1st March 2017, drivers in England Scotland and Wales caught using a mobile phone whilst driving will face harsher penalties.
Drivers will get six points on their licence and face a £200 fine. Newly qualified drivers could be made to retake their driving test the first time they're caught.
More experienced drivers could face going to court if they offend twice and face possible fines of up to £1,000 and at least a 6 month driving ban. The penalties which will increase from 3 penalty points and a £100 fine will be accompanied by a high-profile government Think! campaign.
In September 2016, a survey by the RAC suggested that nearly a third of UK motorists text, make calls and use apps whilst at the wheel with the number having risen since 2014. Of the 1,700 people questioned, 14% said they had even taken photos and made films whilst driving. Department for Transport figures show that a driver impaired or distracted by their phone was a contributory factor in 492 accidents in Britain in 2014 including 21 that were fatal and 84 classed as serious.
Don't become one of these statistics and drive safely.
RICHARD J. CLIFFE - Sales & Marketing Manager
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