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Mobile phones and driving

Mobile phones are an important part of our lives, however driving and using a mobile phone is something which is not only highly dangerous but also forbidden by law since 2007. If you do use a mobile phone whilst driving (even when your vehicle is stationary – so this also when you have stopped at traffic lights or are queuing in traffic) you can risk a fine up to £100, with the addition of 3 penalty points to your licence. Penalty points on your licence can result in higher insurance costs.
Even if you use a hands-free kit in your car you are distracted and not in control of your vehicle, and police could fine you and add points to your licence.

Why not use your mobile phone whilst driving?
You are four times more likely to get in accident if you are using a mobile phone as you are slower in recognizing hazards. A split second lapse in concentration could result in a crash.
When are you allowed to use a mobile phone?
– If you need to speak to the emergency services (999 or 112)
– If you are safely parked

For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/using-mobile-phones-when-driving-the-law