Wednesday 28th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

HGV drivers could face stricter penalty for using mobiles

HGV drivers caught on their mobiles whilst driving could face stricter penalties if proposals by the Department of Transport are successful. A DfT consultation is seeking feedback on proposals to increase the number of points a HGV driver gets for driving while on the phone from three to six.

The fixed penalty notice could increase from £100 to £150 for all drivers. Non-HGV drivers may face an increase from three to four points on their licence if caught on their mobile whilst driving.

This consultation closes on 15th March 2016.