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Penalties for mobile phone drivers increased

Penalties for mobile phone drivers increased

(01/03/17) Forces start action days but warnings have been sounded over a lack of enforcement capacity.

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Mobile phone driving 'as socially unacceptable' as drink driving

Mobile phone driving 'as socially unacceptable' as drink driving

(27/01/17) The growing issue of using smartphones behind the wheel was discussed at the national roads policing conference.

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(26/12/16) Force clamps down on drivers with poor eyesight
Courses for drivers using phones scrapped by Government

Courses for drivers using phones scrapped by Government

(10/11/16) Points and fines will also increase.

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(04/11/16) 'Dilemma' warning from force after constable cleared in scrambler dangerous driving trial (29/09/16) Number of motorists caught using their phones behind the wheel down by almost half (19/09/16) Increased penalties for mobile phone drivers 'worthless without more roads officers' (14/09/16) Dangerous driving penalties to be reviewed, government confirms (17/07/16) Force's road safety initiative recognised in national report (18/05/16) Better to be suspect than witness in police pursuit investigations, says lawyer (28/01/16) 'Don't take chainsaw to our model of roads policing' (28/01/16) Drink driving limits 'must be lowered', warn police leaders (06/10/15) Force must 'improve police driver training' following fatal collision (02/10/15) Rise in road fatalities sparks call for more officers (01/10/15) Police 'frustrated' over car smoking ban (01/08/15) Hundreds of driving licences revoked thanks to new police powers (15/06/15) Plans to double fines for mobile phone drivers welcomed (17/04/15) Drivers 'going unpunished' due to roads policing cuts (13/04/15) New roads policing laws come into force (12/02/15) Drivers taking prescribed drugs warned over new legislation (26/01/15) Call for re-think over officer driving prosecutions (24/10/14) OSPRE 1: Constable to Sergeant Week 5 (17/07/14) Fed: Enough officers needed to enforce tougher penalties (30/05/14) Pursuits concerns: Consistent training 'crucial' (28/03/14) Pursuits: Officers 'have greater protections' (13/09/13) Contentious pursuits: 'Use specialist advice group' (12/07/13) Pursuit fears: Fed to lobby for law change (06/06/13) Motoring offences legislation will 'free up officer time' (12/05/13) Changes announced at Fed roads policing group
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