Using mobile phone whilst driving


This notice has been distributed via the OWL network: 

'It is illegal to use a mobile phone, held in the hand, whilst driving or while stopped with the engine on, it has been illegal since December 2003.

However, this has not stopped a significant number of drivers from using their handheld mobile devices whilst behind a wheel.

Under the new law due to come into effect in March drivers will receive six points on their driving licence and receive a £200 fine.

These changes will have a significant impact on young motorist offenders as they now risk having their driving licence revoked following a first offence.'