It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
Using a phone as a driver takes all your attention off driving so you’re putting yourself and the lives of other people in danger! Even if you are a careful driver, you can easily get distracted by a phone call or text message and you could have a crash.
What to do when you’re driving!
1: Turn OFF your mobile phone, or put it on silent before starting your journey.
2: Use your voicemail on your phone, people can leave a message for you to contact them.
3: If needed, you can stop regularly (in a safe place) throughout your journey and check your calls and messages.
If the police charge you with a mobile phone offence while driving you will get an automatic fixed penalty notice of six penalty points and a £200 fine.
If your case goes to the court, you may face disqualification on top of a maximum fine of £1,000. Drivers of buses and goods vehicles face a maximum fine of £2,500.