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DFT plans increased penalties for drivers using phones

DFT plans increased penalties for drivers using phones
Release Date: 
03/02/2016
The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on proposed changes to penalties for the offence of using a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving.
 
In a consultation published last week, DfT suggested increasing the fixed penalty notice (FPN) level from £100 to £150 for all drivers. The offence will also incur increased penalty points, with car drivers picking up four points and HGV drivers receiving six points. Currently the offence carries three penalty points.
 
The BVRLA welcomes the proposals, which aim to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on the roads.