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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
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.