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Mobile Phone Driving Offences

Legal Advice on Mobile Phone Offences

If you have been summoned with using a mobile phone whilst driving, Farleys Solicitors can advise and assist you. If you face proceedings involving use of a mobile phone whilst operating a vehicle, it is important that you contact a solicitor at an early stage to seek advice about your legal position and minimise the charges that you may face.

Farleys specialist motoring law solicitors are happy to provide free initial advice to people facing charges of using a mobile phone whilst driving. Please contact us today on 0333 331 5445, or alternatively, you can email us.

Mobile Phone Offence Law

The legislation for mobile phone driving offences actually extends beyond the use of a mobile phone whilst driving a vehicle. There are in fact three offences:

  1. The use of a mobile phone by the driver;
  2. Causing or permitting the use of a phone by the driver;
  3. Supervising a provisional licence holder whilst using a mobile phone.

In addition to the use of mobile telephones, the regulations also refer to other ‘handheld devices’ including laptops, tablets, i-pads, or other handheld computers. Mobile phone driving offences actually cover any device that may make or receive a call or perform any other interactive communication function; including devices that are capable of sending or receiving messages, faxes or pictures, or providing access to the internet.

What is important is that, in addition to a fine of up to £1,000 for car drivers and much higher for HGV drivers, the offence carries an obligatory 3 penalty points.

Contact a Mobile Phone Offence Solicitor

If you have been accused of using a mobile phone whilst driving, one of the specialist motoring lawyers at Farleys can help you. Our team have helped many clients facing endorsement and fines after being accused of offences of this nature and are happy to provide free initial advice.

Contact a motoring solicitor today on 0333 331 5776 or alternatively, you can email us and one of our lawyers specialising in mobile phone driving offences will respond to your enquiry.

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