Monday 27th September 2010
Be Wiser Insurance

All drivers caught on mobile phones should be charged with dangerous driving, according to a former police traffic expert. Currently, a £60 fine and a three-point licence penalty is the punishment for those caught endangering the lives of themselves and others by flouting the law.

According to recent research about one in forty drivers are what is known as ‘supertaskers’, people who are able to combine several complicated activities such as driving and talking on a mobile phone. So this leaves the vast majority of the country’s motorists really unable to cope with both actions.

This is the reason for the current legislation making it illegal to drive whilst on the phone, and evidence suggests that even using a hands free kit impairs your concentration whilst driving. This lack of concentration can lead to a serious collision and has been proved in extreme cases to cause fatalities on the road.

However, a report has commented that Director of Public Prosecutions would prefer to see stricter punishments put in place. He said: "It's not about driving skills, you may be an excellent driver, it's about trying to do two things at once … Something has to give, and it's usually your driving skills."

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