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Zero tolerance for phone use behind the wheel

Law change makes it illegal for motorists to use handheld mobile phone under virtually any circumstance while driving

Mark Moran
25 March 2022
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It is now illegal to use a handheld mobile phone while driving under virtually any circumstance. The change in the law follows a public consultation that found 81% of people supported such a move.

From today (25 March 2022), motorists are breaking the law if they use a handheld mobile phone behind the wheel for any use, including to take photos or videos, scroll through playlists or play games – as the government closes a loophole previously exploited by dangerous drivers to escape...

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