Fines for using the phone behind the wheel set to rise to £100 in the UK

You shouldn't be using a phone while behind the wheel of a car, and in the UK the fine for doing such a thing is set to increase. Currently, getting caught nets you a fine of £60, and the possibility of penalty points on your license. New Government plans are looking to increase the on-the-spot fine up to £100. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph on the matter, President of the AA, Edmund King said:

“An increase in the standard motoring fixed penalty fine will help deter those who commit motoring offences including mobile phone use. We are also pleased to see that at long last new powers and fines will be given to the police to tackle the top three pet hates of drivers – tailgaters, mobile phone abusers and middle lane hogs.”

There's little else that needs to be said on the matter. As a driver myself, I sure hope these increased powers and fines will help to curb the issue, hopefully you agree with me?

Source: Daily Telegraph

Richard Devine

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