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Survey seeks views on mobile phone legislation

Monday 23rd January 2017

A new survey has been launched to capture the public’s views and opinions regarding the imminent legislation changes around using a mobile phone while driving.

Published by the National Roads Policing Intelligence Forum last week (20 Jan), the survey will run for approximately two weeks.

It is designed to help the Forum gauge awareness of the law change, and the data collected will be used to help plan future campaigns surrounding the issue.

In November 2016, the Government announced it would double the penalties for those caught using a mobile phone while driving.

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Under the new legislation, which will come into effect on 1 March, drivers will receive six points on their licence and face a £200 fine.

The increase in penalty points would mean an immediate ban for newly-qualified drivers who have a ceiling of six points for the first two years after passing the test.

The survey is anonymous and all answers will be held in confidence. The Intelligence Forum says the survey should take approximately two minutes to complete.

Photo: Paul Keasey, head of the National Roads Policing Intelligence Forum (@HeadofNPIRF), via Twitter

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