Tougher limits are coming in for drivers when using mobile phones at the wheel.
Handling a phone or mobile device, whether checking notifications, checking the time or unlocking the device, will be banned under the new rules which come into force on March 25th.
Drivers caught breaking the new rules could face a £200 fine or six points on their licence.
This is everything you need to know about the new rules.
New mobile phone rules for drivers
Drivers will not be able to:
The only exceptions to the new rules are:
Edmund King, AA president, said: "The AA has long campaigned to toughen up these rules, and we welcome this announcement.
"This is a much needed upgrade of the law to help make our roads safer. Mobile phones offer many distractions and this sends a clear message that picking them up to use them will not be tolerated.
"The law will also become tougher as the use of smartwatches, tablets and laptops behind the wheel will apply.
"Drivers will be extremely limited on when they can pick up their phone, mainly to call the emergency services when there was no opportunity to safely pull over and to make contactless payments at drive-thrus.
Journalist: JOSHUA SEARLE.
Winsford Guardian & Bournemouth Echo
Page last updated: 29/03/22 11:29