Heavier fines for drivers who use their mobiles
Drivers who use their mobiles while behind the wheel could be looking at heavier fines, up to £150, as part of a new crackdown from the government.
MPs have launched a new road safety initiative, after a number of cyclists were killed by lorries, by drivers who ignore the law. Penalty points for those driving trucks who break the law will no count as double, in a bid to try and prevent these deaths.
As ever, the penalty for riding your bike like an idiot, is severe injury or death in the street.
There's more. People driving cars and vans who are caught using their mobiles will see penalty points increase from three points to four.
These new rules come after figures showed that, last year, 21 fatal car crashes and 84 'serious accidents' were blamed on a driver using a mobile phone while driving. Of course, these reckless drivers are also a menace to other people in cars, and pedestrians - but will people heed the warning? We'll have to wait and see.