Studies show that drivers using a hands-free or handheld mobile phone are slower at recognising and reacting to hazards.
Even careful drivers can be distracted by a call or text and a split-second lapse in concentration could result in a crash.
More than 60 people have been killed in accidents on British roads in the past three years because a driver was using a mobile phone.
When you can use a phone in your vehicle
If you are the driver, you can only use your phone in a vehicle if you:
- need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop;
- are safely parked