Consultation outcome

Hand-held mobile phones: changes to penalties for use whilst driving

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Response to consultation on changes to the fixed penalty notice and penalty points for the use of a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving

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Increasing mobile phone FPN and penalty points for the offence of using a mobile phone whilst driving: impact assessment

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Detail of outcome

Following analysis of the consultation responses, the department has decided to proceed with the following proposals:

  • raise the fixed penalty points issued under a fixed penalty notice for this offence from 3 to 6 for all drivers
  • raise the fixed penalty notice fine from £100 to £200 for all motor vehicles

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on proposals to increase penalty points and fixed penalty notice (FPN) levels for using a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving.

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Consultation description

The Department for Transport seeks feedback on proposed changes to penalties for the offence of using a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving.

This consultation seeks feedback on proposals for increasing the fixed penalty notice (FPN) level from £100 to £150 for all drivers. It also invites views on increasing the penalty points from:

  • 3 to 4 points for non-HGV drivers
  • 3 to 6 points for those that hold a large goods vehicle (HGV) licence and commit the offence whilst driving an HGV

The proposals ultimately aim to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on the roads.

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Consultation on changes to the fixed penalty notice and penalty points for the use of a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving

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Published 26 January 2016
Last updated 8 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Response to consultation on changes to the fixed penalty notice and penalty points for the use of a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving.
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