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Penalty doubles for using a mobile phone whilst driving
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Penalty doubles for using a mobile phone whilst driving : Penalty doubles for using a mobile phone whilst driving
1 March 2017 A campaign is being launched to highlight the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving and to raise awareness of a change in the law. From March 1 the penalty for Driving while using a mobile phone will double to six points and a fine of 200 pounds sterling. For drivers under two years old & rsquo Experience that could mean a crime ban. England motorways have provided the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Police Unit with an HGV booth as an additional tool to help with the application. The HGV cabin has room for two officers and provides a better vantage point to help catch offenders who may be driving larger vehicles. They have also provided funding to train additional police officers to obtain a heavy duty vehicle license. Sgt. Ian Manley of the Highway Surveillance Unit said: "Having the HGV booth gives us Additional enforcement opportunities that we would not have in standard police vehicles.It is very good to have the support of England's roads to enforce this change in legislation. R n "If you use a mobile phone while driving increases significantly Their chances of being involved in a serious, even fatal collision.We need to educate the public that this behavior is completely unacceptable.Using a telephone behind the wheel not only endangers their lives but also other innocent road users . In addition to compliance work, the content will be posted on Peterborough's social networks and Cambridgeshire Road Safety Partnership to help Raise awareness. In the first 11 months of last year 2,776 people were caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel In Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. 564 of the people trapped were from Bedfordshire. We are a typography-friendly organization On an emergency call: r n 18000 For non-emergency calls, please call: r n 18001 101 You can find the information you need on our FAQ page & nbsp Legal | Privacy Policy | Accessibility | About Us | Cookies | Contact Us | Only Text Copyright Bedfordshire Police
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Drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel face more severe penalties from Wednesday. The fixed fine for being caught using a hand-held phone in the car will double to a fine of £ 200 and six points on your license as of March 1. Offenders for the first time will not be allowed to take a recovery training course.

The Department of Transportation (DfT) said that the use of the mobile phone while driving "has a worse impact on the ability to drive than being above the limit of handling alcoholic beverages" and is introducing its new rules after a consultation the last year.

The fines for this crime were first introduced in 2003, at £ 30. They doubled in 2007 and drivers who did not comply with the law also received three penalty points. In 2013, the fine rose to £ 100, but "there has not been a sustained reduction in the observed use of mobile phones over time," according to the DfT.
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