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Driving license warning: easy driving error punished by ‘automatic license revocation’

Baz, a driving instructor from Leicester, uploaded the video to his TikTok account. The driving expert uses his social media to help others learn to drive and stay up to date with changes in traffic laws.

He shares such advice on his YouTube account and Instagram account, as well as on his TikTok.

Baz Vaghela, who has been a driving instructor since 2006, discussed the new phone use laws in the video.

Breaking these laws can have very, very serious repercussions.

In the helpful video, the driving expert clearly explained the new rules that catch many drivers.

He said: “The law has changed when it comes to using your phone while driving.

“Now it is illegal, completely illegal, to possess or use a phone, a navigation system or a tablet or any other device capable of sending or receiving data while you are driving or riding a motorcycle. “

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Baz said: “This law still applies whether you’re stopped at traffic lights, waiting in traffic, supervising a learner driver or driving in general, it goes without saying.”

There are several ways to use your phone while driving a car, although they are now much more limited in number.

“You can only use a phone to make an emergency call like 999 or 112, but make sure you’re parked safely before doing so,” Baz explained.

He continued: “You are allowed to make contactless payments in a drive-thru if you order food, for example.

“But you must be stationary, the vehicle must not move.”

So what are the repercussions for Britons who have broken this law?

“Of course you can get six points on your license and a £200 fine,” Baz explained.

For those who have recently passed away, this could cause enormous irritation.

“If you just passed your driving test within the last two years, that means six points on your license will mean automatic license revocation,” Baz said.

“You will lose your driver’s license and you will have to redo your theory test.”

The government said of this new law: “It is illegal to possess and use a telephone, satellite navigation system, tablet or any other device capable of sending or receiving data, while driving or operating a motorbike.

“This means that you must not use a device in your hand for any reason, whether online or offline.

“For example, you shouldn’t send text messages, make calls, take photos or videos, or browse the web.”

This still applies even if you are:

  • stopped at traffic lights
  • queue in traffic
  • supervise a learner driver
  • drive a car that cuts the engine when you stop moving
  • hold and use a device offline or in airplane mode

You can use hands-free devices, as long as you are not holding them.