It is an offence to use a mobile phone or to cause another or permit another driver to use the phone whilst driving a vehicle. The offence is only committed where it is the hand held type and you are making or receiving a call or performing any other interactive communication function, such as, texting.
There is an exemption if the person using the mobile phone is:
The prosecution have to prove a number of elements for their case to be successful and these may be factual or technical.
The maximum punishment for this offence is a fine of £1,000 and discretionary disqualification or licence endorsed with 3 penalty points.