As explained in a recent article posted to this website entitled ‘Hand Held Mobile Phone Use Prohibited’, we explained that it is now illegal for motorists to use a handheld mobile phone under virtually any circumstance whilst driving.
The use of a handheld mobile phone whilst driving for any use, including the taking of photos or videos, scrolling through playlists or playing games is now illegal.
This new law follows a Public Consultation which recorded that 81% of those who replied supported proposals to make it easier for culprits to be prosecuted.
Sukhdip Randhawa of Kangs Solicitors sets out the penalties which may be imposed for breaching the law.
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Anyone caught using a handheld device whilst driving could face:
- a fine of up to £1,000 as well as
- six penalty points endorsed on their licence or
- even a driving ban.
As part of an educational drive, the Government has announced that it will be launching an £800,000 awareness campaign to remind drivers that the use of a handheld mobile phone whilst driving is illegal and warning of the penalties which may be imposed for breach.
Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, said:
‘I will do everything in my power to keep road users safe, which is why I am taking a zero tolerance approach to those who decide to risk lives by using their phones behind the wheel.
I am ensuring anyone who chooses to the break this vital law can face punishment for doing so and we will continue our efforts to ensure our roads remain amongst the safest in the world.’
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If you are facing the prospect of proceedings in Court in relation to any motoring offences of any nature, it is imperative that you seek expert legal guidance to consider your position, including any potential defences which may be available to you.
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