Using a mobile phone while driving could cause a fatal accident, whether you're driving a van or a car, so understandably a lot of people don't think the current penalty for being caught texting or phoning someone behind the wheel is severe enough.
At the moment, motorists will get three penalty points on their licence and a £60 fine, but the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Bernard Hogan-Howe, believes that six penalty points should be added instead.
That would mean that being caught using a mobile while driving twice in three years would result in being banned from the road.
Mr Hogan-Howe stated, "I would like to see [offenders] receive six points in the future. That would mean a second offence would lead to them being banned and I believe this would change driving behaviour and improve safety."
I think this is a great idea personally. The number of times I've looked across to another driver while waiting at a red light and seen them on their phone – let's just say I'd be very well off if I had a £1 each time. I've been driving a long time.
Plus, I imagine this would make the roads a safer place, and reduce the cost of van insurance as a result.