Mobile phone driver menace in spotlight
Wigan drivers using their mobiles at the wheel were being targeted today in a new week-long police crackdown.
Under new laws introduced in March, motorists caught using a phone while driving receive six points on their licence and a £200 fine: double the previous fines before the change in the law.
The legislation also means that new drivers caught using a mobile while driving, could have their licence revoked for a first offence under the New Driver Act.
Chief Insp Tariq Butt said: “Unfortunately a small number of drivers continue to put lives at risk by using a mobile phone while driving. Their blatant disregard for the safety of fellow road users and pedestrians needs to be addressed.”