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Law Updated – Mobile Phone use whilst driving!

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Think! Road safety. Mobile phone use.

It is already illegal to text or make a phone call (other than in an emergency) using a hand-held device while driving. As of today {25/03/22}, the law goes further, to ban drivers from using their phones to take photos or videos, scroll through playlists or play games.

This will mean anyone caught using their hand-held device while driving will face a £200 fixed penalty notice and 6 points on their licence.

The law applies to you if you’re:

  • stopped at traffic lights
  • queuing in traffic
  • supervising a learner driver
  • driving a car that turns off the engine when you stop moving
  • holding and using a device that’s offline or in flight mode

Drivers will still be able to continue using a device ‘hands-free’ while driving, such as a sat-nav, if it’s secured in a cradle. They must, however, always take responsibility for their driving and can be charged with an offence if the police find them not to be in proper control of their vehicle.

If you are unsure what is legal, then visit the following page on the .gov website.

However, simply think, is this really necessary, and should I pull over first. or just wait until you get to your destination!

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