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Using a Mobile When Driving. What Should the Punishment Be?

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It's an absolute bugbear of mine and it needs to be stopped as it's so dangerous.

What do you think that the punishment for using a mobile phone while driving should be?

I would go for an instant ban, even if it's only for a week or so, and then it should be doubled every time there is a subsequent offence.

This would soon stop the idiots.

TheChimp
11 days ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

Chop of their hands and gouge out their eyes, that should do the trick. Oh no, sorry we are not in 1286.

Punishments are not severe enough though. Those who kill or cause life changing injuries through negligence should be banned for life.

If caught using phones, as you say instant ban, but I would go further. Car driven to a pound and kept there at owners expense. I don't think there would be a 2nd or 3rd time!

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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10 days ago

Lynibis Yep, an instant impound would be good.

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NicoleBradburn
NicoleBradburn10 days ago

I would say a good high serious fee that is hardly affordable, when a high fee comes along, alot of people start to behave... Noone wants to be in dept.

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SweetCinnamon
SweetCinnamon10 days ago

I very much agree. I just dont get drivers who use their phone - just pull over if it is so important!

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

A high fine is all well and good but rich people will still arrogantly flaunt the law. A £200 fine for example is nothing to a celebrity so they won't care. To someone like myself it is more than a week's wages.

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NicoleBradburn
NicoleBradburn10 days ago

Lynibis I wasn't thinking that low 😂

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap10 days ago

Honestly people are so "addicted" to their phones the only thing I can see working for some would be technology that prevents drivers using phones. Personally I have different ring tones for different people and if I get a call I think is important either my passenger will answer or I will pull over

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seasider71
seasider7110 days ago

It is amazing the amount of people who still think it is OK to use their mobile whilst driving. Every time that I'm out I seem to notice at least one guilty party. Any of the ideas - ban, impound, larger fines would help. I think what would worry many people more would be the threat of losing their phone. Crush that by the roadside or donate to a charity,

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap10 days ago

Great idea if the punishment was losing phone for a while that would really make people think twice

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

They would just buy another one because we do not live in a police state.......yet!

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seasider71
seasider7110 days ago

Lynibis Yes you are right. They would probably have a spare just for the car. Some people are so bloody minded that nothing seems to stop them.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap10 days ago

You would loose everything on your phone contacts photo a lot of people have attachments to phones Lynibis

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

Imnotcheap Yes, that is why I didn't think that would work. I would not want my personal info in the hands of anyone, even the police, let alone charity shop etc and I do not know how to wipe it clean, which is not workable as they cannot leave someone without all their contacts, medical, banking etc.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador10 days ago

Large fine and a months ban, that should concentrate peoples minds

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap10 days ago

Big question is how often people get caught. When people regularly do something wrong and get away with it they feel like they always will

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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10 days ago

blacklabrador I agree. I think that an instant ban would be the way to go. A fine wouldn't make much difference to people who have the cash.

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