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