Mobile Phone Offence

Mobile phone road traffic offences are quite common. These questions and answers will help you to understand the law with respect to mobile phones.

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Smartphone – Facebook Accident

Question: I was stopped by an unmarked car today for the above alleged offence however I was not using the phone. It was in my hand as I had just plugged it into the car charger and had flicked into …

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Mistake On Ticket Is Not A Defence!!

Question: Driving whilst using mobile phone I was pulled for using my mobile whist driving which I admitted, when I checked my ticket I noticed that the officer has filled out my ticket wrong by stating that I have L …

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Using Phone – Not Driving

Question: My wife, on her way to work, pulled over to call work and tell them she would be late. A police officer knocked on the window of her stationary car, engine was still running, and told her that she …

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Officer Saw Dog Moving

Question: I had my dog traveling with me in my van. The vehicle is fitted with a parrot hands free system. A single police officer in standard patrol car has said he saw me move my hand away from my …

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Holding My Sat Nav

Question: I was stopped by two officers who state that I was driving whilst on the phone.I had a sat nav in my hand at the time, my back windows are tinted and he admitted himself that visibility was not …

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Officer Threatened More Serious Charge

Question: Hi I have be accused of using my mobile phone. I was not using my phone my phone records will prove this. I was informed if I did not take the fixed penalty I would be charged with driving …

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Using iPhone As An MP3 Player

Question: I was driving to college with my headphones in using my phone as an iPod as its a sony erricson. I didn’t have my mobile phone in my hand it was in a holder until I stopped at lights …

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I Was Using A PDA Not Making A Call

Question: I just read your article on the internet and hope you can advise me,. I was issued a fixed penalty notice for using a phone while driving and chose to fight it in the magistrates court. My phone bills …

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Holding An Object But Not A Phone

Question: Driving whilst using a mobile phone What is my defence if I was speaking on the phone while driving via a blue tooth kit and the police officer mistakenly thought I was holding my phone because he saw me …

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Officer Told Me I Will Get 6 Penalty Points For Using Phone?

Question: Driving whilst on the phone Hi, I was stopped for driving whilst on the phone, but the officer said to me you will receive 6 points and a £250 fine. I believe the max penalty points is 3, not …

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