Just a quick reminder, that as from the 1st March, the consequences of being caught using your mobile phone while driving, will double to six points and a £200 fine.
Therefore, if you get caught once within 2 years of passing your driving test, your licence will be revoked. You’ll have to apply and pay for a new provisional licence and pass both theory and practical parts of the driving test again to get a full licence. There will also be a financial consequence when you come to buy your insurance, as you will have to declare that your license has been revoked.
It is easy to be distracted by a phone call or text message, as it affects the ability to concentrate and anticipate the road ahead, which could put the driver and other road users at risk.
Distraction reduces hazard perception and increases reaction times in a similar way to drink-driving, making drivers much more likely to cause deaths and injuries.
Research shows 98% of people are unable to divide their time without it affecting their performance.
Talking on a mobile phone hand-held or hands free, texting, emailing, adjusting sat navs, eating, drinking and smoking are all proven to increase crash risk.
The law says a driver must at all times be in proper control of their vehicle. If at any time they are not they may be guilty of an offence.