Norway to increase penalties for those who use mobile phones while driving from January

Mobile phone banPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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The fines for using a mobile phone while driving will be increased from January. 

The fine increases to NOK 5,000 kroner from New Year. Furthermore, drivers could get three penalty points on the driver’s license if caught holding a mobile phone while driving, according to newspaper VG.

“It will sting if you are caught with your mobile phone while driving,” Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide (KRF) said.

Today, the fine for using a mobile while driving is NOK 1,700 and two penalty points. 

If a person gets eight points in three years, he/she loses the right to drive for six months.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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