In 2017, new legislation came into force in Scotland to increase the penalties for those convicted of using a mobile phone while driving. Drivers prosecuted for the offence now face the possibility of a fixed penalty of six points on their licence and a £200 fine – up from three points and a £100 fine. In more serious cases, the police may also be able to charge drivers with dangerous or careless driving.
The Law on Driving while using a Mobile Phone in Scotland
The offence of driving while using a mobile phone is covered by section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and regulation 110 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (as amended), and covers any use of your mobile phone, not just making or receiving phone calls.
If you are charged with driving while using a mobile phone and do not agree with the version of events put forward by the police, contact McGovern Court Lawyers for expert defence advice and representation. We will carefully assess all the evidence involved, including phone records and witness statements, in order to build a robust defence strategy and minimise the impact of the charge on your life, career and family.
Contact our Driving while using a Mobile Phone Defence Solicitors in Glasgow, Wishaw, Hamilton, Airdrie, Edinburgh & Across Scotland
McGovern Court Lawyers are experts in dealing with a wide range of road traffic offences and we have an excellent track record for successfully defending clients against charges of driving with a mobile phone. We understand how much of an impact a road traffic offence charge, conviction or loss of your licence can have on your life. You can rest assured that we will provide you with practical and effective legal advice and seek the best possible outcome for you. Contact us on 01698 442 796 or fill in our online contact form.