Research has shown that a driver’s reaction time when using a mobile phone can be worse than if they were driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Government has increased the penalties for drivers using hand-held mobile phones to £60 and three penalty points on their licence.
In addition, the driver risks prosecution for careless or dangerous driving if they are involved in a collision or poor driving that can be attributed to using mobile phone.
Employers can face prosecution for causing or permitting mobile-phone-related offences by providing hands-free phone kits in company cars for staff to use. Employers should ensure they have clear written policies on the use of mobile phones at work.
Use the downloadable documents and links below for more information on the risks of driving and using mobile phones.
Use of mobile phones whilst driving compliance guide
If you are an FTA member and have a query regarding this topic, or need more information, contact our Member Advice Centre
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