Changes To Mobile Phone Penalties – One Year On

Changes To Mobile Phone Penalties - One Year On
March 1, 2018

On 1 March 2017, the penalty charge for using a hand held mobile phone whilst driving was changed from a £100 fine to £200 and from three to six points on your driving licence. It is now a year since the changes came into place.

Latest figures from Safer Roads Humber show that 658 drivers were detected using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving in 2017 (Jan – Dec 2017) of which over 400 people have had the opportunity to attend a driver training course. This is in comparison to the 1,200 drivers detected in 2016 for the same offence.

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