From the 1st March 2017 the fine for any UK driver caught using a mobile phone doubles from £100 and 3 points on their licence to £200 and 3 points on their licence.
Using a mobile phone whilst driving is not only dangerous, it is also illegal. Despite this many drivers continue to do so. Research from the Department for Transport suggests that drivers using mobiles whilst driving are four times more likely to be involved in a car accident than those who don't.
If you need to make a phone call or answer the phone, the simple answer is don't do so whilst you're on the road.
The recommended course of action is to pull over when safe to do so and call them back if necessary. Even if your car is stationary at traffic lights or while you are stuck in a traffic queue.
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