Drivers using their mobile phones 'rockets' despite fines of up to £200
| James Salmon for the Daily Mail
3/21/2019 12:11 AM EST
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Use of mobile phones at the wheel has 'rocketed' as the deterrent of tougher penalties wears off, a report warned yesterday.
Since March 2017, motorists caught using a handheld phone have faced six points on their licence and a £200 fine – up from three points and £100.
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This followed a campaign led by the Daily Mail and the RAC. But after an initial improvement, the RAC has now warned that drivers are 'returning to their old ways'.
The motoring group said this was particularly evident among younger motorists....
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