British drivers could face jail for using mobile

London drivers facing harsher penalties for cellphone use

Thursday, December 20, 2007; 9:04 AM

LONDON (Reuters) – British motorists caught talking on a hand-held mobile phone or sending a text while driving could be jailed under guidelines due to be published on Thursday.

In the most serious cases, they could be charged with dangerous driving, which carries a two-year maximum sentence and an unlimited fine, according to a BBC report.

Currently, motorists face an automatic fine and three points on their license under the lesser charge of careless driving.

more at washington post


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