Previously released figures revealed that during 2012, less than 95,000 fixed penalty notices were handed to motorists, who were caught using a mobile phone whilst behind the wheel.
Now, a survey of 1,500 drivers has found that more than half believe it is unlikely that they would be handed a fixed penalty notice for texting whilst stuck in traffic; whilst 42 percent believe it is unlikely that they would be stopped by the police for using their mobile whilst moving.
The data from the survey, not only revealed that many drivers believe it is unlikely for using a mobile phone whilst behind the wheel; but that many drivers are of the belief that it is unlikely they would be stopped by police for a number of offences.
According to the latest survey results 40 percent of drivers believe there is little chance they would be stopped for aggressive driving; whilst less than a quarter of drivers believe they would be stopped by police for lane-hogging.
Despite drivers highlighting that they feel it is unlikely that they would be stopped for by police for one of the motoring offences listed above; roughly 60 percent of those drivers who participated within the survey, said they would like to see more police officers on the roads to tackle motoring offences.
Although the figures worryingly suggest many drivers are of the belief they would not be stopped by police for committing a motoring offence; for those drivers who are facing charges for any motoring offences, our experienced road traffic solicitors in Yorkshire are able to offer specialist advice, guidance and representation with the aim of defending and preserving your licence, and liberty.
Our experienced solicitors can assist in the early stages of any road traffic offence case, as well as any criminal proceedings which come as a result of the case; providing advice on pleas and proceedings throughout each stage.
To find out how we can assist you, contact us today.