Make that call? - Dwight Van Driver

From 1st March

This Order amends the Fixed Penalty Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2792, “the 2000 Order”), which prescribes fixed penalty amounts for fixed penalty offences. The 2000 Order is amended by adding a new fixed penalty amount for the offence, under section 41D(b) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, of contravening or failing to comply with a construction and use requirement as to the use of hand-held mobile telephones, or other hand-held interactive communication devices, while driving.

Previously, an offence under this provision fell under entry 4 “Any other fixed penalty offence involving obligatory endorsement” in the table in Schedule 1 to the 2000 Order, and therefore carried a fixed penalty amount of £100. This Order inserts into the table a specific entry for the offence under section 41D(b) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, with an associated fixed penalty amount of £200.

SI 2017/104 - The Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (Penalty Points) (Amendment) Order 2017
Prior to this Order coming into force, a person committing an offence under this provision would have received three penalty points. A person committing such an offence after this Order comes into force will receive six penalty points.


So that phone call could cost you 200 notes and 6 points - worth it?

dvd

Make that call? - daveyjp
Instant ban and retest for new drivers too?
Make that call? - Avant

It certainly isn't worth it. Many thanks DVD.

Hopefully this, and the corresponding danger to other road users, may gradually diminish as more and more cars have mobile phone integration as standard. I wonder if it's also becoming commoner on HGVs.

Edited by Avant on 08/02/2017 at 22:23

Make that call? - Cris_on_the_gas

But still relies on there being sufficient Police Traffic Officers out there providing education and enforcement.

Make that call? - drivingdave

Clearly not worth it. Why take the risk???

Cheers for sharing DVD.

 

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