Tech Tent: Meeting the mobile world
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TOUGHER laws on using mobile phones behind the wheel came into force this week with offenders facing fines of £200 and six points on their licence. So obviously texting, answering calls and flicking through the playlist on your smartphone is a complete no no. The answer is yes, you can, as long as you follow some simple rules.
Firstly, invest in a holder or cradle so that you are not handling the phone when you drive.
Secondly, make sure you have put your destination in before you set off.
So, if you were caught with the phone in a holder that suckers onto your windscreen and officials decided it was obstructing your vision while you were driving, it could count against you in a court case.
According to the code, “windscreens and windows MUST be kept clean and free from obstructions to vision”.
Motorists were also warned the penalty points could have an expensive effect on their car insurance.