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The Cost of Phoning and Driving? £200

New clampdown on drivers who insist on phoning without a hands-free kit whilst driving

Driving and Phoning image by Zenstock (via Shutterstock).
How not to use a mobile phone in your car: if you need to use your mobile phone in your car, buy a hands-free kit. Driving whilst phoning will attract stiffer penalties. Image by Zenstock (via Shutterstock).

From the 01 March 2017, the Department for Transport will introduce stiffer penalties for anyone caught phoning whilst driving, without a hands-free kit. Before then, the penalty for using a mobile phone without a hands-free kit was three penalty points and a £100 fine. From the 01 March, that will be doubled to six penalty points and a £200 fine. Continue reading

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Learner Drivers Allowed On Motorways

Pass Plus option to be added to standard driving lessons for all learner drivers

Motorway learner drivers image by Chrispo (via Shutterstock).
A motorway: at present, off limits to learner drivers. Changes pencilled in for next year could see learner drivers on motorways as part of their driving lessons. Image by Chrispo (via Shutterstock).

The United Kingdom has 2,173 miles of motorway. At present, none of them are open to learner drivers. After passing their driving test, motorway driving is covered as part of the Pass Plus scheme. From 2018, subject to a consultation, this could change.

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