NORTHERN Constabulary has welcomed tougher penalties for bus and lorry drivers using mobile phones while driving.
From today,the Traffic Commissioner can consider further action against any individual –and potentially a company – if a driver is convicted of such an offence.
Offenders now face the suspension or loss of licenses instead of a fine and penalty points. Employers could face additional sanctions.
Acting Inspector Norman MacLeod said:‘It will hopefully get the message across not to use mobile phones.
‘Ultimately this is about improving safety on our roads for all and I hope that all motorists take today’s launch as a testament of our commitment to such an unnecessary offence.’
The crackdown has the blessing of ACPOS,the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland.
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