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Government to close mobile phone loophole

01 November 2019
Any driver caught texting, taking photos, browsing the internet or scrolling through a playlist while behind the wheel will be prosecuted for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving
Any driver caught texting, taking photos, browsing the internet or scrolling through a playlist while behind the wheel will be prosecuted for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving

 

The government said it will close a legal loophole that has allowed drivers to escape prosecution for handheld mobile phone use while behind the wheel. On 1 November transport secretary Grant Shapps announced that he will urgently take forward a review to tighten up the existing law preventing hand-held mobile use while driving. 

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