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.
Mobile Phone Use: the Law
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.
How We Can Help
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.