The UK government are to firm up the law on mobile phones in cars. Next year the loopholes which allowed drivers take photos or film will be changed and it’ll be illegal for anyone to pick up and use their mobile phone while driving.
You’ll still be able to use the phones hands-free, but this is an addition to the current rules stopping you making calls and sending text messages whilst driving. At the moment any interaction with the phone to “perform communication” is forbidden.
Drivers caught will face up to six penalty points on their licence and a £200 fine.
Going forward, it looks like drivers will need to set their Google Maps satnav before moving, ensure they only use their steering-wheel buttons or voice-recognition to answer and make calls. Plus, no snapping photos!