USING YOUR PHONE WHILE IN THE PASSENGER SEAT COULD LAND YOU £200 FINE AND SIX POINTS
British drivers have been warned that they could be penalised for using their mobile phone in the car even if it's not them driving. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com says:
“While riding as a passenger alongside a learner driver, you must have your wits about you as if you were the person in control of the car. And, therefore, the same rules about using your mobile phone apply.
“The new law introduced in March 2017 means all drivers now face tougher penalties for using their mobile phone while behind the wheel - a £200 fine and six penalty points. However, what is legal and what isn’t can still be a grey area, so we asked police to help us create a mobile phone use advice guide to steer drivers in the right direction.”
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