Mobile phones

Using a mobile phone whilst driving is dangerous and illegal. Learn more about the dangers of using a device when driving and how you can stay safe.

What’s the risk?

Research from the road safety charity BRAKE! shows using any phone behind the wheel makes you four times as likely to be in a crash.  

Using any phone whilst driving is dangerous as driving is a highly complex task that requires a person’s full attention. Any distraction that takes a driver’s mental attention away from the road, coupled with the risks of taking your eyes off the road or hands off the wheel is a real risk to the safety of you and others.  

Our advice 

The law 

It’s illegal to hold and use a phone, sat nav, tablet, or any device that can send or receive data, while driving or riding a motorcycle. 

The law still applies to you if you’re: 


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