Using a mobile phone while driving is a serious offense on UK roads.
Many motorists still use their phones at the wheel to take photos or videos but is that allowed?
Can I use my phone while driving?
Changes to the Highway Code going into effect on Saturday, January 29 will make cell phone use, in any case, while illegal driving.
Even if you have stopped at a red light or are queuing in traffic, you should not use your phone.
This also means that motorists are not allowed to use their photos to take pictures or videos while driving.
Even scrolling through a playlist while driving is a no-brainer.
If you need to use your phone for any reason, wait until it’s safely parked before doing so.
These rules also apply to motorcyclists.
Can I be fined?
If you are caught using your phone while driving, you will incur a penalty.
You could get six points added to your license and a £200 fine.
If you have passed your driving test in the last two years, you will lose your license.
Alternatively, you can also win three points on your license if you don’t have a reasonable view of the road ahead or don’t steer your vehicle properly.
In some cases, motorists can be summoned to court, where they can be fined up to £1,000, £2,500 if you are driving a lorry or bus, and the possibility of a fine. driving is prohibited.
Can I still use my phone in hands-free mode?
Drivers can still use hands-free phone, as long as they don’t need to touch the phone or press any buttons.
If you need to use your phone for sat-nav, set it up before you start driving.
Do it if you’re using sat-nav, it’s not obstruct your view of the road as that could also land you a £100 fine and six points on your license.
Use of your mobile phone for contactless payments is allowed when driving through and at a tollbooth, but the vehicle must be stationary while using the payment method and the phone must be stowed before driving .
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