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Tougher penalties for drivers using their phone

As of 1st March 2017, new tougher penalties will be introduced for drivers who are caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel of their car.

The number of points issued will double to six alongside a fine of £200. New drivers who  passed their test within the past two years face having their licence revoked. Consequently they will have to retake both their practical and theory test again.

When can you use your phone?

Using a phone whilst driving
We’ve spotted many motorists on their phone when waiting at traffic lights. According to the Highway Code, this is still illegal and can result in you being issued with points. As a driver you should only use your phone when you are safely parked. The only exception to this if you need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop.

The recommended solution to this? Pop your phone somewhere that you can’t reach. Place it in the glove compartment or pop it in your bag in the bag so that you won’t be tempted.

If you use your phone for satellite navigation, make sure it’s secured in a dashboard holder or cradle. Enter the destination before setting off . Ensure settings such as the volume are correct so you’re not tempted to adjust whilst on the move.

For up to date motoring advice, visit the Department of Transport’s website.

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Office:
01253 760979

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Will          07801 071950
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Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.00pm.
Weekends by appointment only