Responding to the news that the Government was considering introducing new legislation that see drivers receiving life sentences if convicted of killing someone whilst using a mobile phone, Nick Freeman, the country’s leading road traffic lawyer, said:
“The new legislation is a dangerous route to go down as it could mean there is too much emphasis placed on the consequence of the driving as opposed to the driving itself.
“In respect to death by dangerous driving, the current law is adequate, but it’s the sentencing guidelines that need to be changed.”
Mr Freeman added: “There also needs to be a huge deterrent for the illegal use of mobile phones to halt this endemic problem. The distraction is equivalent to driving with excess alcohol and therefore the penalty should be an immediate 12 month disqualification rather than the government’s proposal to tinker with penalty points.
“In my opinion it is too risky to use a mobile phone, per se, in a car. The government should legislate accordingly and manufacturers – cars and phones – should play their part too.”
About Freeman & Co.
Freeman & Co. are a specialist firm of road traffic and criminal defence solicitors based in Manchester but with nationwide coverage.
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.
The firm was created by Nick Freeman, who has been dubbed “Mr Loophole” by the press for his technical legal ability and robustly challenging the prosecution.
Nick is well regarded as an expert road traffic lawyer and has successfully represented many high profile clients for a variety of motoring offences as well as criminal offences.
The firm of Freeman & Co. embodies the way Nick works, with minute attention to detail and challenging the prosecution at every turn.
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