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Is it Illegal to Use a Smartphone as a Satnav or Music Player While Driving?

Is it Illegal to Use a Smartphone as a Satnav or Music Player While Driving?

Recent press reports have highlighted considerable confusion and uncertainty in relation to the law governing the use of mobile phones while driving. One well-known journalist has even suggested that there are secret rules which the government won’t share. So what are the rules for drivers using a smartphone as a satnav or to play music? […]

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New Police Crackdown On Use Of Mobile Phones When Driving

New Police Crackdown On Use Of Mobile Phones When Driving

Police in England and Wales have announced a week-long crackdown on motorists who use their mobile phones while driving. The operations will include dedicated patrols and messages on road signs. Drivers caught using a mobile phone illegally whilst driving are usually given a Fixed Penalty of 3 points and £100. From next year, this penalty […]

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Penalty Points To Be Doubled For Mobile Phone Offences

Penalty Points To Be Doubled For Mobile Phone Offences

Drivers caught illegally using a mobile phone whilst driving will no longer be able to avoid penalty points by taking a course, the government have proposed. At present many police forces allow some drivers to attend training workshops as an alternative to penalty points. No date has been given for the change. The government also says […]

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Drivers caught using mobile phones face crackdown

The government says it is is planning to increase penalties for drivers caught using hand-held mobile phones whilst driving. If the changes come into force, the fixed penalty would increase from £100 to £150. Repeat offenders would face an increase from the current three penalty points to four. HGV drivers would see the number of points […]

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Government may double penalty points for using mobile phone whilst driving

Government may double penalty points for using mobile phone whilst driving

The government says it may double to six  the penalty points for drivers who use a mobile phone. If a driver reaches 12 penalty points they are at risk of disqualification under the totting up system. The new rules would therefore mean a driver could be at risk of a ban after just two mobile […]

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