DRIVERS may be fined for paying on the phone while driving.
Drivers who stop at a McDonald’s or KFC for takeout should make sure they carry cash or a card instead of relying on Pay for apple.
That’s because the app is installed on the phone – something the driver can’t use while the engine is running.
Under new Highway Code regulations enacted last month, drivers cannot even use their phones while behind the wheel.
It’s something many drivers don’t even think about.
An estimated one in ten Britons use their phone to pay for purchases at petrol stations or a trolley.
But once you’re behind the wheel, using a phone in any capacity is against the law.
Anyone caught using their cell phone while their engine is running will face punishment.
And that remains the case even when the vehicle is stationary.
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The new rules were confirmed last year.
By law, people caught holding their phones while driving – even when the car is not moving – will be hit with six points and an immediate fine.
That is double the £100 fine and three points formerly in effect.
For drivers who have only passed their test in the past two years, getting six points will mean their license will be revoked altogether and they will need to take another test.
To legally use a phone while driving, the engine must be off and the handbrake on.
That means anyone using their phone or similar device in traffic is also breaking the law.
LAW OF LAST CAN COST YOU
Police say Britons can only use their phones in cars if calling 999 is in an emergency and stopping is unsafe or impractical.
Otherwise, the driver must be parked safely.
And the law goes into effect when the driver of the car is on private land – such as parking lots, drive-in shops and gas stations.
For those not behind the wheel, Apple Pay can be used by holding an iPhone or Apple Watch to a contactless payment terminal.
To use the app, customers will need to add their credit or debit card payment details to the Wallet app.
Once done, all they need to do is hold their iPhone to the terminal with their finger on the Touch ID button.
WARNING FOR DOG OWNER
Another little-known law that could cost dog owners.
Those who fail to ensure their pets are safe and secure could be forced to pay £5,000.
Last week, a motorist was fined by police in Leicestershire for driving with a dog on their lap.
The pet had its paws on the arms of the driver.
Police also said the dog blocked the view of the front windshield of the white Vauxhall.
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