Half A Million UK Drivers Have Mobile Phone Penalty Points

textingRecent statistics show that more than half a million UK drivers have penalty points on their licence for using their mobile phone at the wheel.

According to a recent survey of Manchester motorists, mobile phone use remains high; for example 50% of 22-25-year-olds admit to phoning or texting while driving. Traffic Police are well aware of this and frequently on the look-out for drivers they believe to be breaking the rules.

These points could be a ticking timebomb for many motorists. Accumulate 12 and you are at risk of disqualification (ban) under the totting up system – for at least 6 months. For newly qualified drivers the risks are even greater. If you get 6 points in your first 2 years of driving, your licence will be revoked and you will have to re-take your practical and theory tests.

In the Manchester survey, almost a quarter (23.5%) of drivers also admit to speeding regularly.

However, the survey suggests that older drivers are more likely to speed than younger ones: 42% of drivers over 21 admitted to frequent speeding, whereas only 12% of those under 21 confessed to it.So when it comes to speed, younger drivers are perhaps more cautious than their elders.

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