Saturday, 17 September 2016

Penalty points and fines to double for drivers who text and drive

The Britain government has said drivers is Britain who are caught texting and driving are to face penalties, fine rates and points doubling and this new rule will commence as from next year.
Drivers will earn extra 6 points on their license and also face £200 fine. And new drivers can possibly be asked to retake their driving test. If a driver is caught more the once in the same act this could lead to a court case and a attract a fine of £1000 pound together with 6 months ban from driving.
  Earlier this week, a survey by the RAC suggested nearly a third of UK motorists text, make calls and use apps while at the wheel, with the number having risen since 2014.

Half of the 1,700 people questioned by the motoring organisation said they had even taken photos and made films while driving.
Department for Transport figures show that a driver impaired or distracted by their phone was a contributory factor in 492 accidents in Britain in 2014, including 21 that were fatal and 84 classed as serious.
The Department for Transport said it expected the changes to take effect in the first half of 2017.

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