Drivers using phones in France now risk losing licence

A driver uses a mobile phone in a car
Drivers caught using their phone while committing a road infraction now risk losing their licence for six months

Drivers in France who use their mobile phones while driving now risk losing their driving licence for up to six months, plus fines, and points on their licence - as a long-debated law comes into force.

The new rules apply to anyone who is caught using their mobile phone - with or without headphones - while driving, at the same time as committing a road infraction; such as speeding, refusing to give way, or not stopping at a red light.

Drivers are not allowed to make a phone call; send a text, ...

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