YEP letters: September 20, 2016
Motorists caught twice using a mobile phone while driving could be banned and given a fine of up to £1,000, under new Government plans.
As we reported last week Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will impose much tougher penalties on drivers using mobiles after growing outcry following a spate of fatal accidents.
The news came at the same time as research by the RAC found illegal use of mobile phones by drivers was on the increase with almost a third admitting to using a hand-held device compared to 8 per cent in 2014. We asked readers via social media if they thought there should be harsher penalties for this offence and here are a few of your answers.