|PCSO Umar Shabir (Peterborough - Southern)|
I just wanted to share with you that I caught someone in Orton using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving. The offender was subsequently reported for the offence.
It’s illegal to ride a motorcycle or drive using hand-held phones or similar devices.
It’s also illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device when supervising a learner driver or rider.
Penalties for using your phone while driving:
You'll get an automatic fixed penalty notice if you’re caught using a hand-held phone while driving or riding. In addition, 3 penalty points on your licence and a fine of £100.
Your case could also go to court and you could be disqualified from driving or riding and get a maximum fine of £1,000. Drivers of buses or goods vehicles could get a maximum fine of £2,500.
You’ll lose your licence if you get 6 or more penalty points within 2 years of passing your test.
When you can use a phone in your vehicle:
If you’re the driver, you can only use your phone in a vehicle if you:
- need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop
are safely parked.
PCSO 7119 Umar Shabir