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What are the consequences of using a mobile phone whilst driving?

In the UK, it is illegal to use a handheld device whilst driving a motoring vehicle. Anyone found using a handheld device such as a mobile phone or GPS can find themself. If you wanting to use a handheld device in the car, you must have hand-free access to it, such as; amount, a Bluetooth headset or voice command. That still applies when you are, in stationary traffic, stopped at lights and even supervising a learner driver.

By law, you must have complete control of your vehicle when driving, and you can be stopped if you are not doing so. The only time you can use your handheld device is; during an emergency or when you are safely parked.

Consequences of driving whilst using a handheld device

If you are found using a handheld device whilst driving, you can face getting up to 6 penalty points on your licence and a £200 fine. For more serious offences you may even encounter a possible driving ban varying from £1,000 – £2,500.

If you have newly passed your driving test and are still in the two-year probation period, you can even find yourself with your license revoked. As new drivers may only accumulate 6 points on their licence, before getting it revoked. To find out more about rules for new drivers, read our Rules For New Drivers Page.

We understand that losing your license can seem like a very daunting situation to be in. That is why our solicitors will use their extensive experience in motoring offences; to help lower the chances of that occurring.

How our solicitors can help you 

There is a range of defences that our solicitors can use to minimise or lower your penalties. We will examine your case thoroughly and help you lower your penalties. If you are facing a driving ban, we can help you avoid it, as we know that driving is an extremely important part of anyone’s daily routine especially, if you use it as a part of your job.

Contact one of our experienced solicitors now; to help you lower any driving penalties you may be facing.

Defences we can use:

  • Proving that the vehicle was stationary, and the engine was switched off at the time the device was being used.
  • The device wasn’t used to communicate.
  • The device was used due to an emergency, and it was unsafe and impractical to pull over.
  • You were using a hands-free device.

If you would like to learn more about this, you can visit our Using a mobile phone whilst driving page.

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