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UK: New drivers caught using phones to lose license

  • April 2, 2017

Drivers in England, Scotland and Wales caught using their phones at the wheel within two years of passing their test will have their driving license taken away under a new law that came into force on 1 March.

Penalties for other drivers have also been doubled to GBP 200 and six penalty points.

Responding to the new British law, the Irish transport minister Shane Ross said he is open to imposing similar measures in Ireland.

ETSC’s German member DVR called in January for fines for distracted driving to be increased from the current EUR 60, combined with increased levels of enforcement.