Dust Health and Safety Hazards – What You Need to Know
On Friday 25 March 2022, UK laws on using devices while driving were updated. It is now 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.
In this post we explain the changes to the law, and give our advice for employers.
Online or offline devices in a driver’s hand must not be used while driving.
For example, drivers must not text, make calls, take photos or videos, or browse the web.
The law still applies if the driver is:
Handheld devices can be used if the driver:
Drivers can use devices with hands-free access, as long as they do not hold them at any time during usage. Hands-free access means using, for example:
The device must not block the driver’s view of the road and traffic ahead.
Drivers can get 6 penalty points and a £200 fine if they hold and use a phone, sat nav, tablet, or any device that can send and receive data while driving or riding a motorcycle.
They will also lose their licence if they passed their driving test in the last 2 years.
Drivers can get 3 penalty points if they do not have a full view of the road and traffic ahead or proper control of the vehicle.
Drivers can also be taken to court where they can:
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