From today people caught using their mobile phones while driving will now face more serious penalties

Posted 1 March 2017

Don’t forget that from today people caught using their mobile phones while driving will now face more serious penalties.

Using a mobile phone while driving will be punishable with a £200 fine and six penalty points on a driving licence. This doubles the previous penalties.

New drivers could also face losing their licence if caught.

The Police will be conducting special operations throughout the UK to enforce this and Officers will also be dedicating one day next week to targeting HGV drivers.

Always a good idea to issue a memo to your fleet, HGV or drivers on company business to remind them of Company policy and to make them aware of the Police spot checks and campaigns!