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Using your mobile phone whilst driving

You can be prosecuted if you use your mobile phone whilst driving to make a call or to text someone which is punishable with 3 penalty points and a fine.

The punishment could include a custodial sentence if the use of a mobile phone has resulted in a clear danger to other road users which may result in a charge of dangerous driving.

We would strongly recommend that you contact GT Stewart on 020 8299 6000 to obtain the best possible legal advice for your case. We can challenge the prosecution evidence on your behalf and provide you with the best result possible in your particular case.

When can I be charged with the use of mobile phone whilst driving?

  • Sending or receiving a text or oral message
  • Making a call
  • Using your phone in stationary traffic (unless your engine is switched off)
  • If you are supervising a learner driver and using a mobile phone
  • If you are an employer, you can be prosecuted for allowing or requiring your employees to answer the phone whilst driving

New Laws Anticipated

There are plans to amend the current legislation to make it unlawful to hold a mobile phone (for any reason) whilst driving. This means that you will no longer be exempt from punishment when taking photos or scrolling through your music list.

Call GT Stewart on 020 8299 600 and speak to a member of our specialist motoring law team or use our online enquiry form.

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