A consultation has been launched to update the law on using a hand-held device while driving, this means that people using hand-held mobile phones in all circumstances will be breaking the law.

It is already a criminal offence to use a hand-held mobile phone to call or text while driving, but not for other actions such as taking photos.

When the changes in the law take effect, drivers behind the wheel using hand-held mobile phones in any way will face £200 fines and possible bans.

Roads minister Baroness Vere said: “Our roads are some of the safest in the world, but we want to make sure they’re safer still by bringing the law into 21st century.

Ministers have rejected calls to go further by banning the use of hands-free functions – drivers will still be able to continue safely using devices ‘hands-free’ while driving, such as a sat-nav secured in a cradle.

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