Penalty for Using a Mobile Phone While Driving Has Increased

I was recently surprised to read in that, following a poll carried out by the RAC, only 36% of people they spoke to were aware that the punishment for driving with a handheld mobile phone increased last year.

For those that are unaware, if you accept a fixed penalty by post, the fine is £200 and the punishment is six points where previously it had been three.

This can be a particular problem for people that have recently passed their driving test. Anyone that accrues six penalty points within the first two years runs the risk of having their driving licence being revoked and being forced to resist their test.

However, all is not lost. We have successfully persuaded courts to exercise their discretion and impose a short disqualification as an alternative to penalty points.

If you find yourself in this predicament, it is important that you seek expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

So don't delay, call: 01743 280232 or email:stephen.scully@lblaw.co.uk me for further information so long as you're not driving at the time!