Have you ever been in the car programming your Sat-Nav, quickly replied to a text, sent a quick Snapchat or maybe even decided to shave your beard, all in the name of saving a little time?
Almost everybody experiences a stressful day every now and then. The kind of day when it feels like you are plaiting treacle and unable to achieve anything productive. The endless pings of emails and social media notifications are sometimes the biggest distractions, right? You are most definitely not alone, but be warned, the law is about to come down very hard on you in 2017 if, in the spirit of saving time, you’re caught using your mobile behind the wheel of a car in the future.
As mobile phones have developed exponentially since their invention, often allowing us to make calls, send messages and stay in touch with loved ones almost instantaneously; they are a day to day essential tool for convenience and communication.
However, the Department for Transport recently announced a severe crackdown on drivers caught using mobile devices behind the wheel, with the existing penalty points and fines nearly DOUBLING sometime this year.