It has been illegal to use mobile phones whilst driving since 2003. However despite many high-profile campaigns, including adverts on the radio and TV, motorists still continue to text and call whilst driving causing accidents, which in some incidents has resulted in fatalities.
Yesterday David Beckham was disqualified from driving for six months after receiving six points for driving his car while using a mobile phone in London's West End.
The football star admitted using the device while driving after being spotted by a member of the public on 21 November 2018.
Since 2017 the penalties have now increased, and anyone caught using a mobile phone whilst driving will now receive 6 penalty points and a £200 fine. This includes ex-England football captains. This means that new drivers who receive the 6 points within the first two years of passing their test will lose their licence.
At Emery Johnson Astills we have a criminal team who regularly deal with a variety of driving offences. Should you or anyone you know need help in relation to driving offences or any other type of criminal matter then please contact Emery Johnson Astills Crime Department at our Leicester office on 0116 2554855 or our Loughborough Office on 01509 610312.