A loophole allowing drivers to escape punishment for mobile phone use if they are taking a photo or playing a game has now been closed
Motoring Law News
Since the 2 March 2015 it has been an offence to drive a motor vehicle with a concentration of a specified controlled drug above a specified level. The police can only test for three drugs at this stage, Cannabinoids, Benzodiazepines and cocaine.
The Supreme Court has dismissed a motorist’s appeal against a fine imposed by a car park. Barry Beavis objected to a £85 ticket imposed after exceeding a two-hour parking limit by nearly one hour. After the Court of Appeal dismissed his challenge, he took the case to the Supreme Court.
The first smartphones were released within livingmemory for all motorists – in fact the first iPhone celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2017 – and the past decade has not enjoyed the happiest of relationships between mobile phones and driving.
With the forthcoming changes to legislation regarding using a mobile phone while driving, a controversial loophole will be closed and the risk of prosecution will increase significantly.