Strict new laws to stop phone use while driving

Making calls, texting, taking photos or videos, scrolling through playlists and playing games will all be prohibited. Anyone caught using their hand-held device while driving could face a fine of up to £1,000 as well as six points on their licence… More here.

This is such a difficult area to build rules for, but if anything I see more people using their phones while driving, especially delivery drivers, than ever before.

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  1. Never understood why it doesn’t just come under driving without due care / dangerously / etc. The loophole stuff is a farce, it does frustrate me that laws can’t be “in the spirit of how it was written” – clearly, playing games on your phone while driving was never an intended part of mobile phone restrictions.
    That said, never understood why other activities (eating, drinking, smoking) are allowed either.

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