UK drivers will be banned from filming or searching for playlists on hand-held devices from next year under government plans to boost road safety.
It is already illegal to call or text on hand-held phones while driving unless it is an emergency. However from next year, drivers will be prohibited from using a device to take photos or play games.
This law could come with fines of up to £200 and six licence points and comes as part of Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’ push for safety,
He said:”By making it easier to prosecute people illegally using their phone at the wheel, we are ensuring the law is brought into the 21st Century while further protecting all road users.”
The rule will apply to drivers stuck in traffic and the Highway Code will be updated.
Motorists will still be allowed to use hands-free devices while driving, such as a sat-nav or mobile phone, if is secured in a cradle.