Highway Code rules mean you could face a big penalty…

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Highway Code rules mean you could face a big penalty…

Highway Code rules mean you could face a big penalty if you use your mobile even as a passenger
2022-03-29 11:24:00
Tough new rules in the Highway Code mean that car passengers could be facing a hefty fine for using a mobile device even though they aren't driving. The new rules have been brought in to toughen up on those using their mobile phones behind the wheel. Drivers who touch their phone screen behind the wheel can be hit with a £200 penalty. Even those in the passenger seat now need to be careful under the new rules. Passengers could face being handed a £1000 fine and a six point penalty if they are caught on a device when they should be supervising a learner, reports The Mirror. Read more: Drunk dad-of-six is tasered three times after crashing car into his own house It is currently illegal to text or call while driving and new rules brought in on Friday means many grey areas have been tightened, making more actions illegal. In 2019, a High Court ruled it was an offence to use a phone for an “interactive communication function” while driving. This included calling or texting. But using a phone for any purpose while driving is now seen as “reckless and dangerous”. Drivers can no longer touch their device, take photos or videos, access playlists or use other apps while behind the wheel. Passengers could also

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