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Mobile phone use in vehicles (2.5.19.)

LOCAL INFORMATION

2.5.19
Mobile phone use in cars

 

Extent:     Jersey
Updated:  March 2017

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Words you may need to know

Offence - against the law

“Hands Free” - this is a device that allows the mobile telephone to be answered without using your hands to operate it

Vehicle - motor car, van, lorry or anything considered to be one under the law

 

Using a mobile phone in a vehicle

It is an offence to drive a vehicle on a road while holding a telephone in any way while the vehicle is in motion. It is not an offence to use a phone in a vehicle, through a 'hands free' system.

The law which applies is the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 (as amended).

A person guilty of this offence shall be liable to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the Standard Scale of Fines

Further information can be found on

https://www.jerseylaw.je/laws/revised/Pages/25.550.aspx#_Toc442785925     (Article 50)