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Glovebox Your Phone

Tougher penalties have been introduced for drivers using mobile phones.

You could now get 6 penalty points on your licence and a fine of £200. Your case could also go to court where you could be disqualified from driving or riding and get a maximum fine of £1,000. Drivers of buses or goods vehicles could face a maximum fine of £2,500. The rules apply if you’re stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic and it’s also illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device when supervising a learner driver or rider.

You must stay in full control of your vehicle at all times. The police can stop you if they think you’re not in control because you’re distracted. This includes if you’re using devices like your sat nav or car radio. If you’re the driver, you can only use your phone in a vehicle if you:

Using your phone while driving increases the risk of a serious crash by 4 times and research shows using a phone while driving can be the as same as drink driving.

Driving is a task that requires all your attention. Using a phone while driving is distracting and can lead to:

Tips for staying focused on the roads