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TOPIC: Public consultation: Proposals to increase penalties for using a mobile phone while driving

Public consultation: Proposals to increase penalties for using a mobile phone while driving 24 Feb 2016 21:02 #2408

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The Department for Transport seeks feedback on proposed changes to...

The Department for Transport seeks feedback on proposed changes to penalties for the offence of using a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving.

This consultation seeks feedback on proposals for increasing the fixed penalty notice (FPN) level from £100 to £150 for all drivers. It also invites views on increasing the penalty points from:

  • 3 to 4 points for non-HGV drivers
  • 3 to 6 points for those that hold a large goods vehicle (HGV) licence and commit the offence whilst driving an HGV

The proposals ultimately aim to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on the roads.

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Consultation webpage

Detailed proposals

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Public consultation: Proposals to increase penalties for using a mobile phone while driving 13 Nov 2016 17:54 #2409

If the present laws are not strong enough may be a six month ban should be considered and if a re offender a twelve month ban and a retest

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