Wednesday June 3, 2020

Editor's Comment: Hang-ups over mobile law

Last Friday's introduction of penalty points for mobile-phone use in cars is a fudge and a lost opportunity.

2nd September, 2006

Last Friday's introduction of penalty points for mobile-phone use in cars is a fudge and a lost opportunity. It is a knee-jerk reaction which is badly thought out and badly drafted by the Department of Transport.

To recap on the new law, anyone caught “holding'‘ a mobile phone while driving will incur two penalty points.

To this end, a whole range of hands-free devices and gadgets are being officially encouraged (car manufacturers such...

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