As of March 2017, following a rise in the number of phone-related traffic accidents on UK roads, new laws have been introduced cracking down on drivers using handheld phones to call, text or tweet at the wheel.
Using your phone while driving is considered one of the ‘fatal four’ offences
alongside speeding, drink driving and not wearing a seatbelt.
In 2015, there were 22 recorded fatalities and 99 injuries in accidents involving a driver on their phone, a number that the Government and emergency services want to reduce.
In the days following the introduction of the new laws, hundreds of drivers across the country were caught and penalised including a driving instructor, a number of lorry drivers and a man online banking while driving along the M5!
Think! have launched their new #BePhoneSmart campaign to coincide with the introduction of the new laws and recommend putting your phone in the glove compartment to remove the temptation to use it.
Take a look at our New Driving Penalties 2017 video below to find out more about what these new laws mean to you…