Have you been caught using your mobile while driving?
As it currently stands fines of up to £1000 for use of a mobile device as a phone or texting whilst driving a car with additional heavier fines of up to £2500 for driving a heavy goods vehicle bus or coach. In addition there will be 3 points levied on the licence, and it must be noted that in 2017 the government intends increasing the points section to 6 points.
As with most other cases that Banaway sees, there is often the ability to avoid a ban by arguing mitigating personal circumstances. In addition, with this type of offence, burden of proof can be tested. Often the stopping police officers fail to check if the phone was being used at the time of the alleged offence.