Mobile phone crackdown catches thousands of drivers

You may recall that the penalties for using your mobile phone whilst driving have recently increased.

Well the deterrent doesn’t seem to be having the desired effect as almost 6,000 drivers were caught using their devices in the month following the introduction of the heavier penalties.

According to Steve Gooding, director of motoring research charity The RAC Foundation, “the key message still isn’t sinking in”.

“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,” he added.

So what is the solution? Should the penalties become even stricter? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

For more information, please see the original BBC news article on the crackdown on mobile phone usage whilst driving.

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