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UK drivers caught using phones face high penalties

Posted: , by John V.

UK drivers caught using phones face high penalties
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.

via Cellular-News

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

Boooo! in theory it a good idea but in reality that's just another reason for crooked cops to pull you over for no reason during quota lol

posted on 19 Jan 2010, 17:53

3. Illyich (Posts: 167; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

My father was a cop. At least in TN there's no such thing as a quota for tickets they have to write.

posted on 19 Jan 2010, 19:32

4. david_the_gom (Posts: 114; Member since: 20 Dec 2008)

One of my best friend is a cop in Los Angeles, CA, and my cousin also is a cop in UK, and non of them has such thing as a quota for tickets... study ur social science..

posted on 19 Jan 2010, 17:50

2. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)

wow!..Don't do the crime if u cant do the time.. a crooked cop has nothing with you seen on their dashcam as NOT ysing a headset..wired/wireless..Here in California its just as rough

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