It’s hard to forget the scenes from Marseilles during Euro 2016. We witnessed some of the worst football violence in recent years. It was highly organised and prolonged with many being left with serious injuries. This isn’t what football tournaments should be about.
As a lorry driver convicted of using a mobile phone at the wheel is sentenced to 10 years following negligence that resulted in the deaths of four, National Police Chiefs' Council Lead renews call to address this extremely dangerous driving behaviour.
Statistics released on police powers and procedures show that Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for mobile phone use by motorists has fallen in recent years. This is reflective of the range of different measures that officers use to address offences for dangerous driving behaviours, including sending drivers on courses designed to improve awareness and education as well as enforcement.
An FOI of police forces shows that the numbers of drivers arrested for using a mobile phone when driving has fallen but NPCC say more drivers are being sent on courses to change dangerous driving behaviours.