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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.

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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 a fixed notice of £60 and 3 penalty points.

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.

You are 4 times more likely to have a crash when you’re on a mobile phone.


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