Driving Laws & Mobile Phone Convictions 2017

March 7, 2017

Driving Laws & Mobile Phone Convictions 2017

New Driving Legislation that everyone needs to know – Driving Laws

2017 Is the year that the laws regarding use of mobile phones when driving where enforced to the max with media campaigns and tighter legislation many took heed of the advice given yet hundreds if not thousands have been caught driving with their mobile phone.  Some police forces have gone as far as using double decker buses to obtain their evidence. If you are accused of using you mobile whilst driving you should seek legal advice, you are facing 6 points on your licence and a £200.00 fine, to drivers with previous offences that could be an instant ban.

We are often asked, what if I use my mobile as a sat nav is this OK? Currently, the law says yes, but only if you set your journey before you set off in the car, you must also ensure that the phone is in a holder which is out of the 45-degree angle of the driver’s view. You must not touch it whilst driving.