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:
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
Over here (NL) the fine is a mighty €220. About £190. How is that for safety (ahem).
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