"Harshest" sanctions urged for drivers using mobile phones

August 30, 2017

€100 fine still not enough of a deterrent

Motorists using mobile phones while driving should face tougher sanctions, says Malta Insurance Association head Adrian Galea, insisting that enforcement be steeped up.

“A strong deterrent is needed to curb the increased use of mobile phones while driving,” Mr Galea, the association’s director general, said.

He was commenting in the wake of similar concerns raised by Local Enforcement System Agency (LESA) head Ray Zammit, a former acting police commissioner, who said that in spite of the fine for mobile use while driving increasing to €100 last year, it was still not high enough.

For Mr Galea “it is very evident there is rampant abuse by most drivers”.


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As reported on the Times of Malta on by