Figures show that in the 4 weeks following the introduction of new driving and dialling laws in March, 6000 motorists were penalised. This works out equivalent to one being caught every seven minutes.
Campaigners suggest that this indicates how many motorists are ignoring the new laws, despite a succession of campaigns to highlight the dangers and new, harsher penalties while according to the RAC Foundation, these increased penalties are “a start”, but the figures suggest that “the key message still isn’t sinking in”.
One of the motoring research charity’s directors, Steve Gooding, said: “Driving is a safety-critical activity that requires our full attention. Hands need to be on the wheel and eyes looking out of the windscreen, not down at the phone screen.”
Police have stated that they want to make using a mobile fun while driving as “socially unacceptable” as drink driving.
Antony Bangham, the National Police Chief’s Council lead for roads policing said: “Drivers need to understand that this is not a minor offence and you will be prosecuted under new, tougher penalties”
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Freeman & Co. specialise in a wide variety of road traffic cases, ranging from drink driving, speeding and mobile phone offences, to name but a few.
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