Using your phone while driving could cost you £200 and six points on your licence. It could also cost lives.
This is the message being issued by Surrey and Sussex Police as the forces prepare to crackdown on offenders who risk their own lives – and others’ – on our roads.
From Monday (22 January) to Sunday (28 January), a dedicated team of officers will be on patrol to catch those who use their handheld devices to text, call or surf the web while driving.
If caught, offenders will receive a £200 fine and six points on their licence. New drivers who have passed their test in the last two years will have their licences revoked – they are able to get their licence back if they pay for a new provisional licence and successfully take their theory and practical tests again.
The offence remains one of the main causes of serious injury and fatal collisions, and all motorists are being urged to take note.