£200 fine and 6 penalty points for using mobile while driving
New rules will come into effect in March 2017 which will increase the number of penalty points from three to six and the size of the fine drivers receive when caught using their mobilebehind the wheel will increase from £100 to £200.
Blackpool and Lancashire Police have began a crackdown on road users using their mobile phones whilst driving. The crackdown will include patrols using unmarked vans, high vantage points and helmet cameras, as well as community spotters to inform of hotspots and repeat offenders to police.
So with the fine rising from £100 to £200 and penalty points increasing from three to six. The Government have also set out proposals that will see motorists who cause death while on a mobile phone face much tougher sentences.
Jailed for using mobile phone while driving
A 30-year old lorry driver has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment after being convicted of causing the deaths of a mother and three children in a crash on the A34 while he was using his mobile phone.