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Driving Temp Handbook
Mobile phones


Whilst driving, it is an offence for any driver to:

  • Speak or listen to a phone call on a hand held phone
  • Send or read text messages or images
  • Use a hand held device to access any data including the internet
  • Hold any electronic devices used for accessing oral, textual or pictorial communication

If hands free kit is installed in your vehicle and you are permitted to make work related calls you should keep them to a minimum. Drivers risk prosecution for failure to have proper control if they use hands free phones when driving. The penalties may result in a fine or points on your licence. If you make unauthorised calls from a company phone then you could be held liable for any excess charges incurred by the company.