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Guide to New Mobile Phone Laws

Posted in Updates 1 year ago

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As of the 1st March 2017, there has been the introduction of new laws regarding mobile phone usage whilst at the wheel of a car. Penalties for using mobile phones in the car have doubled, meaning you are now hit with 6 points and £200 fine, with new drivers facing losing their license altogether and having to re-take their test.

Please see below for a brief overview of what you can and cannot do with your mobile phone when at the wheel:

You CANNOT:
• Hold the phone to make calls at all whilst driving, stopped in traffic or traffic lights or even stopped on the road side with the engine running
• Accept or decline calls on the handset or send messages
• Set up a route on a phone-based sat nav whilst the engine is running
• Have a conversation on the speaker phone of your phone handset
• Use headphones whilst driving at the wheel
• Scroll through music tracks on your handset or change a song when playing music

You CAN:
• Listen to music or podcasts via the speaker of your handset or hands-free device but set them up before you put the keys in the ignition
• Use your phone-based sat nav if the route is set up before you start your vehicle and you do not physically touch your handset
• Accept or decline new route on phone-based sat nav whilst driving, being the only time you can actually touch your device with the ignition running
• Call the emergency services whilst driving only if it is unsafe or impractical to stop
• Accept and take calls via hands-free device

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