Spotted Using Mobile Phone


***Note – the answers to these questions were posted in 2010 when the fixed penalty offer for driving whilst using a mobile phone was 3 points and a £60 fine. This has since increased to 6 points and a £200 fine.***

I was driving & my mobile phone was in my pocket when it rang & I stupidly automatically answered it. The driver in front of me noticed & started getting annoyed & gesturing, quite rightly, the call was ended, I was not officially stopped & don’t know who he was but he did look quite official & I was driving very close to a police station!!

He slowed up let me pass him, I don’t know if this was to get my reg number to report me, as you can now understand I am worried, at the moment I have & have always had a clean driving licence, I just want to know if I should now expect to receive something in the post, Thank you.

Paula Says:

If the police are going to take action against you then you will get a NIP in the post within 14 days from the date of the alleged offence if you are the registered keeper of the car in question.

You will then have to name yourself as the driver and if you accept the alleged offence you will need to take the fixed penalty of 3 points and a £60 fine.

If you are the keeper and you don’t hear anything within the next 14 days then you should be okay.

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