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THINK! campaigns are not just for Christmas. Back in March, THINK! launched another drive that highlighted the new penalties that have come into force for using mobile phones while driving.
Since the launch the campaign has honed in on professional drivers and employers.
A leaflet has also been produced which gives advice on:
• The changes in the law
• What penalties drivers and operators can face, including from the traffic commissioners
• The dangers of using a phone while driving
• What drivers and employers should do to minimise the risks.
Professional drivers caught using a mobile phone in a commercial vehicle can receive a four week suspension. This is in addition to a fine and penalty points.
Employers are also being targeted to ensure they have clear polices in place for mobile phone use. Operators can also receive hefty fines should employees be caught using a phone while out on the road.
Via DVSA Moving On Blog