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Police have warned that drivers caught doing this could be landed with a £200 fine and six penalty points, If the case goes to court, the penalty could be higher still.
Drivers who are deemed as not being in control of their vehicle, even if using a hands-free phone, can be prosecuted for that. Any new drivers who are caught, and have only passed their test within the last two years, will automatically lose their license.
Drivers can use hands-free phones to navigate their way but they must be set up properly before setting off. If at any point you need to touch your phone then pull over to do so.
The AA has also warned that drivers must keep their phone in a location where it does not obstruct their view.
This means motorists placing them into a holder attached to a windscreen must make sure that it does not obstruct their view.
Drivers wanting to play it safe should keep their phone in the glove compartment and use a regular sat nav.