Mobile Phones and Drivers

Since 27 February 2007 anyone caught using a hand-held mobile phone while driving will be awarded three penalty points and a fine of £60. If convicted in court the maximum fine is £1,000 (£2,500 for drivers of vans, lorries, buses and coaches).

Hands-free kits are allowed under the changed legislation if the driver does not have to pick up the handset to operate it, however the police are able to stop motorists who are using hands-free kits if it appears they are driving without due care and attention.




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