Using a mobile phone, sat nav or any similar device whilst driving means that the driver’s attention is distracted from the road.

example of narrative essay for scholarship modern love essay contest new york times coursework essays free The facts

  • You’re four times more likely to crash if you use a mobile phone while driving
  • Reaction times for drivers using a phone are around 50% slower than normal driving
  • Even careful drivers can be distracted by a call or text – and a split-second lapse in concentration could result in a crash

Using the service

  • NEVER speed towards the gates if you think they are about to close. This is illegal and a road safety risk.
  • NEVER attempt to cross the gates if the lights are flashing. This is illegal and life threatening for you and for others

The law

  • It’s illegal to use a hand-held mobile when driving on the road. If you are caught, you could be fined and lose your licence and your insurance costs could go up

General advice

·         Don't make or answer calls when you're driving         All phone calls distract drivers' attention from the road.

·         It's illegal to use a hand-held mobile when driving on the road even if you've stopped at traffic lights or are stuck in a traffic jam or are in a car park      All these situations are covered by the legal definition of 'driving on the road'.

·         Park safely before using your mobile phone           Do not park on the hard shoulder of the motorway.

·         Don't call other people when they're driving            If you call someone and they tell you they are driving, ask them to call you back when they have parked up safely.