Roadside fines and six penalty points have been handed out since 1 March 2017. You could also go to court, which might lead to a driving ban or a fine of up to £1,000.
Road Traffic Act Section 41D(b): A person who contravenes or fails to comply with a construction and use requirement
A person who contravenes or fails to comply with a construction and use requirement—
(a)as to not driving a motor vehicle in a position which does not give proper control or a full view of the road and traffic ahead, or not causing or permitting the driving of a motor vehicle by another person in such a position, or
(b)as to not driving or supervising the driving of a motor vehicle while using a hand-held mobile telephone or other hand-held interactive communication device, or not causing or permitting the driving of a motor vehicle by another person using such a telephone or other device, is guilty of an offence.
We have dealt with cases involving mobile phone use whilst driving. A client in Ayr was acquitted after the Crown failed to prove that a mobile phone was actually being used.
With over 30 years of experience Euan can advise and represent you to obtain the best possible outcome. Depending upon the evidence in each individual case, he will assess with you the evidence and advise you whether you should be going to trial or tendering a plea of guilty.