UK government to make all use of mobile phones while driving illegal

Originally published on by Danielle Partis

Any use of a device, even while the car is stationary, could result in a £200 fine and six points on your licence

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The UK government has tightened up laws around mobile phones, preparing to deem any use of such illegal while driving.

As it stands, it’s only illegal to call or send a text while driving. The strengthened law will extend that to cover “virtually any circumstance”, according to new guidance from the Department of Transport.

This includes taking photos or videos, scrolling through music playlists and playing games. The revised law is due to come into effect sometime

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