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USE OF MOBILE PHONES WHILE DRIVING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 605: tabled on 26 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is concerned about the ongoing problem of the use of mobile telephones while driving, which is dangerous and against the law; notes that in 2014, 1.6 per cent of all drivers in England and Scotland were observed using a hand-held mobile telephone while driving; further notes that research shows that using a phone while driving makes the driver's reactions 50 per cent slower and makes them four times more likely to crash; supports the Government's decision to increase the fine for using a telephone while driving from three penalty points and a fine of £100 to six penalty points and a fine of £200; is further concerned that this is still too low to fully reflect the risk to other road users; and believes that a disqualification for all drivers who use a mobile telephone while driving, along with a fine of £1,000, would be more appropriate as a disincentive to this dangerous behaviour.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.