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New Drivers Banned For Mobile Phone Use

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A Freedom of Information request has revealed that close to 11,000 new drivers lost their licence in 2017 - and the number of new drivers who lost their licence for using a mobile phone at the wheel rocketed by 356% in 2017. Following the introduction of new laws in March 2017, which saw drivers handed six penalty points and a £200 fine for using their phone while driving, some 533 new drivers lost their licence for breaching the rule - up from 117 the year before.

New motorists banned for driving without due care and attention - another charge used by police for mobile phone use at the wheel - was also up to 447 in 2017, compared with 401 the previous year.

The figures were released by the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency following a Freedom of Information investigation by the Press Association. They show a total of 10,833 new drivers lost their licence in 2017. A National Police Chiefs' Council spokesman said: "The evidence shows that young drivers present the greatest risk to themselves and others. We continue to enforce the law with full use of all the approved methods of prosecution available to us. Our message is clear: Keep to the law or risk losing your licence."

Wonder how many of these stats are linked to accidents where they have wiped someone out too... losing their licence, all well n good but bit like locking the gate after the horse has bolted.

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Catkins @ 03/04/2018 20:58  

Be nice to think new drivers would have the sense to wait til they stopped driving to snapchat their latest expression to the other cabbages but they don't, leaving the excuse for the government to think up new laws and fines to stifle everyone's lives.
Act like idiots, expect to be treated like idiots

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Yerpal @ 03/04/2018 22:04  

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