Mobile phones

Using a hand held phone while driving in the Isle of Man is illegal.

You could be fined up to £2,500 plus 4 points on your driving licence.  Many drivers have already been prosecuted for this offence.

When drivers use a hand held mobile phone, they must remove one hand from the steering wheel to hold and operate the phone. They must also take their eyes of the road to pick up and put down the phone and to dial numbers. Whilst the driver is using the hand held phone he must continue to operate the vehicle, (steer, change gear and use indicators) all with one hand. Using a hand held phone whilst driving distracts your attention away from the road and this could lead to an accident.

It is illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone when driving, even when you are stopped at traffic lights or in a queue of traffic. This includes making or receiving calls, pictures, text messaging or accessing the Internet. You must pull over to a safe location.

Risk using a hand-held mobile phone when driving, and you risk a fine.