Mobile loophole that allows drivers to escape punishment by using a mobile phone when taking a photo or playing a closed game in Great Britain.
People can now be fined up to £ 1,000 and earn six points. On their playlist license or take pictures with a mobile device.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the government was taking “a zero tolerance approach”.
Devices can now be used hands-free while driving when protected in a cradle.
Legislative change, which does not apply in Northern Ireland. Is an extension of existing cases that include phone calls or text messages.
Felony criminal mischief
In July 2019, a man pleaded guilty to one count of felony criminal mischief. For allegedly not using his cell phone to “communicate”: Mobile loophole
Following that ruling. Two Supreme Court judges criticized the law on the use of telephones while driving. Saying it had failed to emerge with the growth of technology.
Department of Transport (DfT) statistics show that 17 people were killed and 114 others were seriously injured. In road accidents when the driver of the caravan was injured.
DfT said drivers can use their phones to make payments. Without being touched at a driving restaurant when the car is parked.
Mr Shapps said: “I will do my best to keep road users safe, which is why I am taking a stand against those who decide to risk their lives using their phones.
“I assure you that anyone who chooses to violate this important law can be punished for doing so, and we will continue our efforts to ensure that our roads remain among the safest in the world.”
Phones behind the wheel: the law
Using a mobile phone or sat-nav while driving is illegal
Any hands-free devices must be fully set up before you can call
The police still have the power to stop you if they think you are disturbed
The law still applies if you are suspended from traffic or queues at traffic lights
You can get penalties for fines, fines and / or driving restrictions if you break the law.
AA president Edmund King said the organization had welcomed the new law and wanted to use the mobile phone when driving “unacceptable as driving under the influence of alcohol”: Mobile loophole
“This is a strengthening of the laws needed to help make our roads safer,” he said.
He also added that “playing” with the phone in the cradle will still leave drivers exposed to the charge of reckless or dangerous driving.
The government said a change in the law was made after public consultation and found that 81% of respondents supported the move.