All drivers warned they could face £200 fine under incoming Highway Code change

All drivers warned they could face £200 fine under incoming Highway Code change

UK drivers have been issued a warning that they could face a steep fine following a change to the Highway Code in a fortnight.

As of January 29, drivers who touch their phone while at the wheel could be hit with a £2000 fine and six points on their licence, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Those found playing games, scrolling playlists or taking photos using their phone could be hit by the fine and attached penalisation.

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Ryan Fulthorpe, car insurance expert at GoCompare, has warned: “With the trial showing the shocking number of people breaking road laws while driving, it is clear that more needs to be done to enforce these safety measures to keep the roads as safe as possible for all road users.

“If the number of drivers caught using their phones continues to reflect the data suggested from the trial, we hope that the ability to effectively penalise those breaking the rules will act as a powerful deterrent to dangerous driving.

“Hopefully, with more accurate and conscientious monitoring of road safety, we will continue to see the number of offences fall and safer roads as a result.”

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The only exception to the law is when you may use your phone to pay for something (tolls, drive-throughs) while the car is stationary.

Elsewhere on that date, Rule H1 comes into effect with the aim of ensuring a more mutually respectful and considerate culture of safe and effective road use that benefits all users.

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