The UK prohibits using your smartphone in any way while driving

The British government is tightening its current laws against using a smartphone while driving.

Great Britain announces that any use of the mobile phone while driving becomes illegal. Details released by the UK Department for Transport specifically note that all smartphone use while driving a car will face a penalty of £ 200 and six points on your driver’s license.

It is currently illegal to send text messages and make calls while driving. However, all use of the mobile phone will be considered illegal from next year, including the use to play games or take photos among other applications.

The only exceptions are when using the phone for contactless payments , such as at a window or highway toll, using hands-free or bluetooth, and navigation applications, such as Waze , as long as the mobile phone is on a dock. .

No phone in the car

In the UK, you will no longer be able to take photos or videos, scroll through your music playlist, or catch a Pokémon GO creature .

Drivers will not be able to use the smartphone even if their car is not moving. The government will review the Highway Code to explain that being with the car at rest, such as at traffic lights or in traffic, still counts as driving.

“Too many deaths and injuries occur while mobile phones are being held. By facilitating the prosecution of people who illegally use their phones while driving, we are ensuring that the law enters the 21st century while further protecting all road users. ”  said Grant Shapps, UK Transport Secretary.