Did you know?
- It is illegal to use a Mobile device while driving, or riding a motorcycle.
- You could get 6 penalty points on your licence and a fine of £200.
- Your case could also go to court and you could be disqualified from driving or riding and get a maximum fine of £1,000.
- Drivers of buses or goods vehicles could get a maximum fine of £2,500.
- If you're a new driver and you get caught this means you could be facing a total ban.
- It has been illegal to touch a mobile phone even with a hands free set while driving since 2003.
- This includes using a mobile to follow a map, read a text or check social media.
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.
- It’s also illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device when supervising a learner driver or rider.
Don’t risk it. Store it! Program your sat nav before you set off and reply to that call or text message when you're safely parked.