Penalties for drivers using their mobiles

Penalties for drivers using their mobiles

Penalties for drivers using their mobiles

First published in News

Police issued penalties to motorists using their mobile phones behind the wheel on Botley Road yesterday, in checks undertaken from 8am to 10am.

Thames Valley roads policing officers gave 20 drivers the option of a £100 fine and three penalty points, or attending road safety courses as an alternative.

An additional 13 passengers not wearing seatbelts were given the option of a £100 fine or a road safety course.

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8:50am Thu 4 Sep 14

al68 says...

Why offer them a driver road safety course.just increase the fine to £200 and issue points. Im sure less people would use their mobile as they are driving if its gonna hurt their pockets
Why offer them a driver road safety course.just increase the fine to £200 and issue points. Im sure less people would use their mobile as they are driving if its gonna hurt their pockets al68
  • Score: 4

10:18am Thu 4 Sep 14

gas465 says...

Agreed, Should not be an option. How about £100 AND the course. I am always seeing people on their mobiles whilst driving so clearly the penalties and enforcement at this moment is below par.
Agreed, Should not be an option. How about £100 AND the course. I am always seeing people on their mobiles whilst driving so clearly the penalties and enforcement at this moment is below par. gas465
  • Score: 5

11:02am Thu 4 Sep 14

Quentin Walker says...

People know the rules but opt to flaunt them. They respect neither the Law nor others who obey it.

It is time the penalties were dramatically increased to focus the attention of arrogant drivers.
People know the rules but opt to flaunt them. They respect neither the Law nor others who obey it. It is time the penalties were dramatically increased to focus the attention of arrogant drivers. Quentin Walker
  • Score: 4

11:56am Thu 4 Sep 14

davyboy says...

Treat it like they have no insurance, and seize the vehicle. At the end of the day, if you are involved in an accident and it can be proved that you were using you phone, your insurance company will not cover any liability. Either that, or make people really think about it with a larger fine and instant 6 month ban!
Treat it like they have no insurance, and seize the vehicle. At the end of the day, if you are involved in an accident and it can be proved that you were using you phone, your insurance company will not cover any liability. Either that, or make people really think about it with a larger fine and instant 6 month ban! davyboy
  • Score: 2

1:16pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Oxford Spires says...

£500 plus six points and compulsory attendance on the Driving Safety Course with the offender paying the course fee. If second offence - 12 month ban and £1,000 fine with 9 points added to licence when driving ban is lifted. And yes I am a car driver and have been for over 40 years.
£500 plus six points and compulsory attendance on the Driving Safety Course with the offender paying the course fee. If second offence - 12 month ban and £1,000 fine with 9 points added to licence when driving ban is lifted. And yes I am a car driver and have been for over 40 years. Oxford Spires
  • Score: 0
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