Just Switching The Phone Off


My father gave me a loan of his mobile in case of emergency. It was, as my one was on charge, it suddenly went off in the car. I picked up the phone to try and switch it off as my one usually is and suddenly a police car pulled out at the side of the road.

I have been fined £60 and 3 points as I have ADHA I didn’t realise it was a text to my dad from my sister. Was this an offence or can I do anything about the points and fine?

Paula Says:

Simply trying to switch the phone off does not amount to using it. You should be able to show that you were not actually making or receiving a call if we can get your phone records.

If you don’t accept the offence then you need to reject the ticket and ask for a court hearing. If you lose at court you will get higher fines and court costs.

Come back to me if you would like me to try and defend you.


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