Six penalty points for using mobile phone while driving
Drivers who use their mobiles while driving could be getting slapped around the face with six penalty points as part of a Government bid to crackdown to stop people getting killed on the roads, even though statistically, people are always going to die on the roads.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said he's going to weigh-up doubling the penalty points for those caught pissing about with their phones while at the wheel.
This is because the latest figures suggest that there's one road death per fortnight that is directly related to mobile phone use, which McLoughlin described as "absolutely appalling".
If the six point penalty comes in, that means you'd be banned from driving after two mobile-related offences. If you're a new driver, you will probably be banned after a single offence.
There's more too. The fines imposed for tweeting while driving could be increased too. The government are looking at getting the current £100 penalty and hiking it up to £150.
In fairness, no tweet or text is important enough to do while you're driving. It also stands to reason that the kind of people who think they're amazing drivers won't stop doing what they want anyway, because that's the way the world works.