It is a offence to use a hand held mobile phone whilst driving. This includes texting, calls, emails and general browsing. This offence can also be extended to other forms of handheld devices such as laptops, Sat Navs etc.
If you are caught using a mobile phone whilst driving, you could receive 6 penalty points on your licence.
What Are The Penalties?
The penalty for driving using a mobile phone is 6 penalty points. You could also receive a fine of up to £1000, the minimum fine is £250.
If you have 6 or more points and have been caught driving whilst using your phone, you are at risk of reaching 12 points on your driving licence which is known as a ‘totting up’ ban. If you reach 12 points on your licence, you could be at risk of a 6 month driving ban.
What Counts As Using A Mobile Phone While Driving?
Speaking on the phone
Using social media
Using the phone as a Sat Nav
How We Can Help
We specialise in representing clients who are ‘totting up’ to 12 points. We have proven methods to help reduce or completely avoid driving bans for our clients.
Our court success rate is 95%.
If you have received a notice of intended prosecution, fixed penalty notice or single justice procedure notice, your court process has already began.
Your next step is either call the team or request a free call back. An expert motoring offence team member will then contact you and talk you through your current situation and recommend on how to proceed.
For further information speak to us on 01772 447000 or reach out to us on our 7 day a week WhatsApp helpline07869760533.