Distracted driving can lead to a variety of accidents which have been reported in the past, but the UK government is attempting to discourage drivers in the UK that break the law. Motorists that are caught driving without a hands-free unit of course will incur a hefty fine up to £1,000 and charged three points to their license – leading to a driving ban once the twelve point mark has been obtained. There is a new proposal that would increase the penalty to four points – making it three strikes before you’re out. This move towards stricter penalties comes after official research revealed a significant increase of people driving while using their mobile phones – it goes further to say that drivers who are on the phone
are four times more likely to end up in an accident. With tougher penalties possibly being imposed, maybe it’s a small step in getting people to truly comprehend the disastrous effects of distracted driving.