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Private hire driver loses licence and fined after mobile phone use on M25

Image credit: Surrey RoadSafe

A private hire vehicle (PHV) driver faced severe consequences after being caught using his mobile phone while driving on the M25, leading to the revocation of his licence and a significant court-imposed fine.

The incident, which occurred in July 2023 between junctions 11 and 10 of the M25, involved the driver using his phone while transporting a family to the airport.

Following the offence, a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) was issued, resulting in a penalty of 6 points on the driver's licence and a £200 fine. The matter was further escalated when the licensing council was informed of the infraction, leading to the revocation of the driver's private hire licence.

Surrey RoadSafe, an initiative dedicated to promoting road safety, shared an update on social media platforms detailing the driver's acceptance of the Conditional Offer, which included the points and fine.

However, the situation worsened for the driver when he attempted to appeal the decision. The courts subsequently ordered him to pay an additional £1,200 to the local council as a result of the failed appeal.


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