Hull motorists debate if it’s OK to watch TV while…

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Hull motorists debate if it’s OK to watch TV while…

It may sound like an outlandish question with a simple answer – but drivers in Hull have been asking if you can legally watch YouTube and other TV shows while driving a car. Thanks to police road safety campaigns, everyone knows that driving while holding a phone is illegal and could result in conviction and points on your licence. But what if the phone is held in a mount, as used by many when they are following sat-navs? This is the question that was raised in Hull Live's Traffic and Travel Facebook group. And while there is no question that being distracted by watching television while driving would be illegal, some motorists have claimed to have seen other road users doing just that. READ MORE: Hull man attacked by youths moments after police saw him being threatened but left the scene A63 delays in Hull: Traffic warning on Saturday due to closures on both sides Opening the debate, one user claimed they had seen a motorist driving down Beverley Road while simultaneously FaceTiming and reading something held in the other hand. They posted: “Is it illegal to watch YouTube/TV/etc while driving? Obviously having your phone in your hand is instantly illegal, but what if it's in a mount or cradle?” Most people agreed that watching a film instead of keeping eyes on the road would be ridiculously dangerous, but were not sure what the criminal charge would be if someone was caught doing it. One person said: “I don't know the answer but I can't believe people are so reckless to do that, just like putting make-up on whilst driving.” A second argued: “The main consideration here would not be points or fines but the fact you could kill or injure someone.” Some commentators
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