Using any mobile phone when driving is dangerous
Using a mobile phone, sat nav or any similar device whilst driving means that the driver’s attention is distracted from the road.
Don't make or answer calls when you're driving
All phone calls distract drivers' attention from the road.
It's illegal to use a hand-held mobile when driving on the road even if you've stopped at traffic lights or are stuck in a traffic jam or are in a car park
All these situations are covered by the legal definition of 'driving on the road'.
Park safely before using your mobile phone
Do not park on the hard shoulder of the motorway.
Don't call other people when they're driving
If you call someone and they tell you they are driving, ask them to call you back when they have parked up safely.
WATCH: See how driving whilst distracted by a phone call is dangerous.
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It's difficult to do two things at once. Play our game to find out how a phone call distracts you when driving.
THINK! road safety education resources organised into lesson packs by age and key stage: