No Vehicle Insurance for Phone Offenders

Using mobile phone while driving

Car insurers are refusing to cover motorists caught using a mobile phone at the wheel – even first-time offenders.

The AA conducted a survey of eight insurers and discovered that half wouldn’t even quote for a driver awarded three points for the CU80 offence, while the other half would impose a premium hike of nearly 20 per cent.

Auto Express has found that some insurers will increase policy prices for offenders even more. A spokesman for Adrian Flux told us: “Rises would vary from insurer to insurer, but could be anywhere from 15 per cent to 50 per cent or even a refusal.”

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Call for 20mph speed limit in built-up areas

Maximum Speed 20 MPH Sign

A coalition of charities including Brake, Sustrans and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England are launching a GO 20 campaign on Monday.

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, said: “Everyone should be able to walk and cycle in their community without fear or threat: it’s a basic right, and GO 20 is about defending that. The 2012 Games helped us all realise the importance of being able to live active lifestyles. Critical to this is making our streets and communities safe places we can use and enjoy.”

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