Using mobile phones whilst driving has been an ongoing issue for many years, but it has failed to be taken seriously by many drivers. New legislation has meant tougher punishments, but will even that be enough?
Driving whilst using a mobile phone is illegal, it’s a major cause of distraction and this makes it dangerous to both yourself and other road users. Recently, a man has taken this to a whole other level, by eating his breakfast cereal at the wheel!
RAC news reports:
It goes without saying the speeding is breaking the law and should be treated accordingly. Despite this there seems to be a lot of uncertainty surrounding speeding fines and points on a licence.
Alex Robbins, The Telegraph, reports:
It is most definitely illegal to use your phone whilst you are driving, but downloading particular apps before your journey and implementing them before you turn the ignition could add to your driving experience.
Driving abroad can be tricky at the best of times, without the need to worry about different driving laws.
On May 28th a four lorry pile up occurred on the A14 between Histon and Girton. The accident was captured on the mobile phone cameras of passing drivers, and 15 of them are to be prosecuted.
Motorists have been informed that a £20 fine will be presented to them if they are sat in a stationary car with the engine running. From 1st of May the new penalty will come into force in two trial boroughs of London, and as you can imagine the majority are against the new fines.
Across the country some drivers might be getting a little too big for their boots when it comes to road courtesy. Drivers are being fined for offences such as splashing pedestrians and risking their lives to jump a few cars ahead.
The Telegraph reported:
With the release of new car registrations this month, many motorists will be visiting the forecourt to pick up a new vehicle, and many of those will also be using their new car to drive in Europe.
The Department for Transport has revealed shocking figures regarding the numbers of accidents involving cyclists over the last 5 years in the country’s capital.
The details were reported in a news article by the BBC: