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Labour unveils its road plans

THE Government has unveiled full plans of new road safety measures that will affect fleet drivers caught speeding or using a hand-held mobile phone while driving.

As part of its Road Safety Bill, the Government has announced tougher penalties for using a hands-held mobile phone while driving and a flexible system of fixed penalties for speeding.

It is part of its commitment to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on roads by 40% by 2010.

Measures include:

  • New police powers to take drink-drive evidence at the roadside
  • Powers to allow mandatory re-testing of drivers disqualified for 24 months or more
  • Powers for a more flexible system of fixed penalties
  • Tougher penalties for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving, careless driving and using a vehicle in a dangerous condition
  • Clamping down on uninsured drivers by allowing the police to make better use of motor insurance data to detect illegal drivers
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