Since 2003 is has been an offence to use a mobile phone whilst driving. Usually you will be given 3 penalty points and a £100.00 fixed penalty notice if you are caught using a mobile phone whilst driving. If your offence is taken to court then you could be fined up to £2,500.
If you were not using a mobile phone and have been charged with this offence, then contact a solicitor who will be able to help you prepare your defence and can arrange for representation at court. If your defence is successful then you are likely to have your legal costs paid by the court.
If you have caused an accident whilst using a mobile phone then you may be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention or dangerous driving in order to ensure you receive a more severe punishment.
here are 2 exemptions from the law, which is if you had to dial 999 or 112 in an unavoidable emergency and there are exemption for use of 2-way radios.
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