Mobile Phone Law Changes – Don’t Be Tempted
In recent weeks, there have been some significant changes to laws that involve the use of a mobile phone while driving a car, bus or even motorbike. Previous incidents that include the use of a mobile phone at the wheel seemed to far more lenient. However, the severity of the damages caused remained extremely high.
The government have now stated that any person driving a car, motorbike, bus or van will be liable to a £200 fine and 6-points on their licence if found guilty of using a mobile phone when driving.
Not only does this significant increase cause enough trouble, but if you are found guilty of mobile phone use – you may even have your licence removed and become banned from driving altogether.
Studies show that the most common users of mobile phones at the wheel include taxi drivers and young teenagers (presumably those that have recently passed their driving tests).
When to Use a Mobile
There are some cases where a mobile phone is allowed to be used. These include the following:
- When you are safely parked (with the ignition off)
- Or if you need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency
You cannot use a mobile phone if you are stopped at traffic lights, queuing in traffic or supervising a learner driver.