Passengers could be fined for using a mobile under new highway code rules

You could face a fine for using a mobile even if you’re a passenger under new Highway Code rules.

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Drivers who even touch a phone could be hit with a £200 penalty after tough new rules came into effect on Friday.

If a person is supervising a driver who is learning, they could be hit with £1,000 fine – as well as a massive six points on their licence.

Current rules under the Highway Code make texting or calling while driving illegal.

But new rules brought in on Friday means many grey areas have been tightened, making more actions illegal.

In 2019, it was ruled in the High Court that an offence was committed when a mobile was used for an “interactive communication function”.

This included calling or texting, but now using a phone for any purpose, is seen as “reckless and dangerous.”

Now drivers can no longer touch their device, take photos or videos, access playlists or use other apps while they drive.

Phone use at traffic lights or in motorway queues will also be seen as illegal under new Highway Code rules.

Anyone using a device while driving faces a £200 fixed fine plus six points added to their driving license.

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