Revoke licence for driving with a mobile phone
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Put The Mobile Away, Save A life Today Campaign
Despite a higher fine and increased points on your licence, UK drivers are still being caught using their mobile phone at the wheel.
A total of 23% of drivers have admitted to using a handheld device at the wheel in the past 12 months, according to the RAC Report on motoring 2017.
From 1 March 2017, the former punishment of a £100 fine and three points added to your licence has now doubled to a fixed penalty of £200 and six points on your licence.
Despite this, UK Police caught nearly 6000 drivers using their devices just four weeks after the new laws came in to place, according to the Press Association under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
Distraction from using your phone at the wheel has been shown to be worse than drinking certain amounts of alcohol.
Therefore, the laws regarding drivers using mobiles need to change.
Driving requires full concentration, and can be a risky activity as it is.
No life should be put at risk for the sake of checking a text, email, social media or taking a quick call.
It's not just the driver using the phone who is put in danger, but pedestrians, cyclists and all other road users.
No one should not be made subject to the possible devastation caused by people who kill and seriously injure, just because they couldn’t wait a few more seconds.
We believe if drivers were to have their licence revoked for using a mobile, this would deter them from using their devices at the wheel, and make our roads safer.
Sign our petition and help encourage drivers to #PutTheMobileAway.
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