Stricter rules to come into force for texting drivers

All motorists should know that using a mobile phone whilst driving is not only dangerous but also illegal. Unfortunately this doesn’t stop some motorists from using their mobile phone whilst at the wheel, but will this be the case when the law changes in March…

Currently any motorist caught using their mobile phone whilst driving could be subject to a £100 fine and 3 penalty points on their driving licence. However, as of March 2017 this is set to increase to a £200 fine and 6 penalty points. This isn’t good news for new drivers who are still within their probationary period as this could lead to their driving licence being revoked.

You will still be able to use a hands-free kit whilst driving, however it is worthwhile remembering this is highly discouraged by the Highway Code, and you could still be prosecuted if you are found to not be in control of your vehicle whilst using a hands-free device.

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