Six points and £200 fine for using mobile phones behind the wheel from today

Six points for using mobile phones illegally


Penalties and fines for those using their mobile phone illegally when driving will be doubled to six points and £200 respectively from today...
Police urged to seize mobile phones from drivers caught using them behind wheel

Police urged to seize mobile phones from drivers


A representative of the Police Federation has suggested calls to seize mobile phones or sim cards from drivers caught using a device...
Phone use at the wheel goes unpunished

Life sentence proposed for killer drivers on phone


Plans to hit killer drivers with tougher jail sentences have been drawn up by the government, as it seeks to tackle the rapidly rising problem of
Phone use at the wheel goes unpunished

Phone use at the wheel goes unpunished


The number of motorists fined for using a mobile phone at the wheel fell sharply, heightening concerns that police are turning a blind eye ...
Driver on phone

Motorists demand £200 fine and more penalty points...


Motorists feel the imminent stiffening in the penalty for using a phone at the wheel will not prove any more of a deterrent. In a survey of 2,100...
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News: Drivers to challenge offences with online pleas


Drivers charged with motoring offences such as speeding and driving without insurance will be able to plead guilty or not guilty in an “online court”...
Driver distractions tested at TRL

Driver distractions: why a smartwatch could lead to...


The new generation of smartwatches could pose a bigger risk to drivers and other road users than using a handheld phone at the wheel
Driver distraction stopping distances: Sunday Times and TRL

Driving distractions: the gadgets most likely to cause...


From touchscreen sat navs and music systems to syncing phones and now the Apple Watch, an Innovations catalogue of distracting gizmos is fighting...
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Letters of the week, February 15


This week: using mobile phones while driving, eating while driving and the Porsche 911
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News: Roadside cameras to spot drivers using mobiles


For 23 years, Gatso has been the scourge of speeding motorists in Britain, with its roadside box cameras enforcing the speed limit...
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News: Mobile phones claimed to be greatest cause of...


First it was tailgating; then it was slow drivers. Now the mobile phone is said to be the main cause of road rage among drivers. A survey of 2,000...
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News: 290 drivers nabbed in two days as police target...


Drivers on the M5 last week will have been forgiven for thinking the chancellor George Osborne had found some spare change under the Treasury’s...