Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 22 February 2017.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to use traffic officers employed by Highways England to help deter drivers from using mobile phones while driving on motorways.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

There are no plans to extend Highways England Traffic Officer powers. Highways England will continue to work closely with the National Police Chief’s Council and motorway policing groups to support their enforcement activities.

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