- Oct 6, 2011
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We all know it is dangerous but many of us if not most of us have been guilty of taking at least a glance at a notification while driving. Some actually feel that they are good at playing on their phone while driving while not knowing that in reality they are swerving and causing chaos on the road. Some people equate choosing a song on spotify or launching a podcast on stitcher to changing the station on their car's radio. No matter what you decide to use your phone for while driving in the UK the penalties for doing so just got a bit stricter.
The law used to be that you could receive a £100 fine and 3 points on your license if caught using a smartphone while driving. The new penalty is £200 fine and 6 points on your license. The law only allows you to receive up to 6 points on your license within the first 2 years which means that young drivers who are caught on their cell phones while driving could possibly have their license revoked all together. That's a high price for checking a notification. Do you think the US should institute similar laws?