Drivers heading to France need to know they’ll now be banned from using their mobile phone – even if they’ve pulled over and turned their hazard lights on.
It’s already illegal to use a handheld phone or earphones while driving, but the new ban means drivers face a fine of €135 (£120) if caught using their phones anywhere other than in a designated parking area.
Here’s all you need to know…
What is the new ban?
Drivers can no longer simply pull over and use a handheld phone at the side of the road.
Where can I use a phone?
Hands-free phones can be used – but not ones that rely on a earphone as they’re illegal. Handheld phones can only be used in officially designated car parking areas.
What about if I breakdown?
It’s okay to use your phone if your car has broken down.
What is the fine?
Motorists flouting the new rules can be fined €135 (£120). French drivers will also get points, but these cannot be transferred to Brit licences.