Charged with using a mobile phone whilst driving
Are you facing a charge relating to using a mobile phone whilst driving?
Most offences will be dealt with by way of three penalty points and £100 Fixed Penalty Notice. If you got caught using a mobile phone whilst driving a bus or any heavy goods vehicle the matter could proceed to a Court hearing and you could be fined up to £2,500.
In more severe scenarios for example if using a phone whilst driving has caused or contributed to an accident you may be prosecuted with Dangerous Driving. At TrafficLawyer4u we have over 25 years experience in successfully handling Dangerous Driving charges.
We specialise in the representation of motorists who are charged with offences of using a mobile phone whilst driving. We have successfully defended many motorists and are able to use our expertise and experience to secure the best possible results for you.
If you have a Fixed Penalty Notice or Court Summons for Using a Mobile Phone whilst driving, please contact us to see how we can help you.
Using a Mobile Phone Whilst Driving FAQ's
Can I use my phone to text while driving?
No. If the phone has to be held to use for any activity, even checking the time then this is prohibited.
Am I allowed to use hands-free phone equipment?
Yes, providing that you can operate it without holding it. If you are required to push a button on the phone while it is in a cradle to answer it for example, this is not prohibited by the offence, however should an accident occur you could still be subject to prosecution.
Can I use my mobile phone while stuck in traffic?
No, this includes waiting at traffic light or slow moving traffic. As a rule if the engine is running do not use your phone, however this does present an exception, if you are in an especially busy traffic jam with a lengthy stop on a motorway for example, if the engine was turned off it would be clear that you are not driving.
Can I use my mobile for an emergency (999) call while driving?
Yes, there is an exemption for this in emergencies where it is unsafe or impractical to stop.