Law Change – Mobile Phones when Driving

Changes to Driving Law

New Drivers risk losing their licence in just one go if caught using their phone behind the wheel!

From 1st March 2017 drivers will face fines of £200 and will get 6 points on their licence if they are seen on their mobile phone while driving.

Your case could also go to court and you could be disqualified from driving or riding and get a maximum fine of £1,000. Drivers of buses or goods vehicles could get a maximum fine of £2,500.


£200 fine and 6 points on your licence

Advice is to park up and remove the keys from the ignition. This includes all phone use such as answering calls and Sat Nav.


Keeping legal behind the wheel with Better Driver Training

What does this mean to you?

NEW DRIVERS - This will mean that in the first two years since passing you will loose your licence under the New Drivers Act and be coming back to Better Driver Training to retake your Theory AND Practical tests!

ACCOMPANYING DRIVERS - These laws also apply to those supervising Learner Drivers.

Hand free use is still allowed (this does NOT include holding it while on speaker!), However studies show this is still MORE dangerous than drink driving!

TAXI DRIVERS - Note that those using mobile apps to accept work, like Uber, will be unable to accept work while driving.


Law Change – Mobile Phones when Driving