New driving laws for mobile phones

Posted by HPT Know How on Jul 3, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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Despite it being illegal to use a mobile phone whilst driving since 2003, thousands of motorists have been caught every year but the police don’t feel that this has combatted the problem.

Since 1st March 2017, the laws on using mobile phones have gone a step further. Motorists who have had their licences for less than two years will be banned if they use their device just once.  Drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel will now receive a fine of £200 and six points on their licence.  This law still applies even if you are stopped at traffic lights, queuing in traffic or if the engine is running. 

Mobile phones have become an integral part of our everyday lives and an even more important part of running our businesses. Many employees on the road will make and receive calls whilst driving to keep up their productivity. It is your responsibility to make sure that they have the right hands free equipment to allow them to continue working safely and within the new laws.

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