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It is an offence to use a mobile phone or device of that nature when driving. This includes all devices which must be held at some point during the course of making or receiving a call or performing any other interactive function.
This applies to whether you are stationary in a queue of traffic, driving at the time or waiting at traffic lights.
This offence will usually be dealt with by way of a fixed penalty notice and a fine. However, if your driving was affected at the time of using your mobile phone and you were involved in an accident there is the possibility the police will prosecute you for driving with due care and attention or dangerous driving. Both of these offences carry a more severe penalty. Concern is often raised when facing additional points as to the impact on your driving licence, your job and even your home life.
At BakerLaw we understand that despite best intentions it can go wrong. If you receive a notice of intended prosecution regarding the offence of driving whilst using a mobile telephone and are concerned, please do not hesitate to contact our team of friendly lawyers who will be happy to assist.
For straightforward legal advice and guidance from solicitors who are passionate about their work, you can contact the lawyers at BakerLaw Solicitors by phone on 01252 733770 or 020 7842 0800 or online.