Using a handheld mobile phone while driving is illegal. It has been since 2003. From 1 March, the penalties for holding and using your phone while driving increased. It’s now 6 points and £200.
It is not illegal to use hands free, but any time a driver’s attention is not on the road can be dangerous.
Put your phone away before driving so you won’t be tempted to use it. Make the glove compartment the phone compartment.
Don't call other people when they're driving.
Use hands free devices responsibly.
It's difficult to resist the temptation to pick up your phone when you're driving - even though it's illegal. But as soon as you take your eyes off the road and your hands off the wheel you're putting yourself and others at risk.
We're proud to be supporting the RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign that encourages drivers to make an online pledge not use their handheld phone while driving. Make your promise
WATCH: Our campaign film
LISTEN: To our radio ad
DOWNLOAD: The THINK! campaign posters
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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: