Drivers in France banned from using phone even when pulled over

Drivers in France banned from using phone even when pulled over

Even hands-free devices will not be allowed

Monday, February 5, 2018

A court in France has ruled that it is not legal for drivers to use their phone even when their car is pulled over.

It has ruled that drivers cannot use their phone at any time unless they are in a parking space or driveway.

Any motorist found to be using their phone can be fined up to €135 (£120) and receive three licence points for three years.

These are the same penalties applied for using a phone while moving, according to The Local.

The decision was made following an appeal to a fine made by a man who had used his phone while stopped at a roundabout with hazard lights on last year.

The only circumstances in which drivers are entitled to use their phone when not parked is if they have broken down.

Using a phone via a built-in hands-free set is also still legal.

The government in France is currently cracking down on laws surrounding mobile phones and cars as it attempts to cut the number of deaths caused by road accidents.

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