The Law. Cllr Andrew Woods...Using a phone, sat nav or other device when driving!


So Cllr Woods has been caught red-handed breaking the law, so why has he not been prosecuted and struck off the council? The matter has been reported to the police and the ombudsman service.

The story...https://www.mscolwynbay.com/2022/12/abergelecouncillor-andrew-wood-voted-in.html

The Petition... https://www.mscolwynbay.com/2022/12/abergele-petition-cllr-andrew-woods.html

The F.O.I Request...https://www.mscolwynbay.com/2022/12/what-action-does-conwy-council-intend.html

And now the Law...

It’s illegal to hold and use a phone, sat nav, tablet, or any device that can send or receive data while driving or riding a motorcycle.

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

For example, you must not text, make calls, take photos or videos, or browse the web.

The law still applies to you if you’re:

  • stopped at traffic lights
  • queuing in traffic
  • supervising a learner driver
  • driving a car that turns off the engine when you stop moving
  • holding and using a device that’s offline or in flight mode

Exceptions

You can use a device held in your hand if:

  • you need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop
  • you’re safely parked
  • you’re making a contactless payment in a vehicle that is not moving, for example at a drive-through restaurant
  • you’re using the device to park your vehicle remotely

Using devices hands-free

You can use devices with hands-free access, as long as you do not hold them at any time during usage. Hands-free access means using, for example:

  • a Bluetooth headset
  • voice command
  • a dashboard holder or mat
  • a windscreen mount
  • a built-in sat nav

The device must not block your view of the road and traffic ahead.

Staying in full control of your vehicle

You must stay in full control of your vehicle at all times. The police can stop you if they think you’re not in control because you’re distracted and you can be prosecuted.

Penalties

You can get 6 penalty points and a £200 fine if you hold and use a phone, sat nav, tablet, or any device that can send and receive data while driving or riding a motorcycle.

You’ll also lose your license if you passed your driving test in the last 2 years.

You can get 3 penalty points if you do not have a full view of the road and traffic ahead or proper control of the vehicle.

You can also be taken to court where you can:

Comments

  1. This awful man should lose his license

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  2. Please sack him

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  3. Rumoured to like kiddies!

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  4. Cllr Andrew Wood, never wrong! Paragon of virtue, the most important man he has ever met!

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  5. Andrew Wood….Abergele mafia!

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  6. He attended a public meeting last week, looking very shifty, stayed just 20 mins and left without saying a word to anyone!

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  7. There is a big campaign now to get rid of the seedy man

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