Many taxi drivers are unaware of the new regulations regarding mobile phones and need to understand that under the new TFL regulations.
If a driver is caught using a mobile telephone or hand held device that is not in a cradle, you will have your taxi license REVOKED.
Please see below the new TFL regulations. If you are sitting on a taxi rank be careful the police or TFL will be watching you and will take action if you remove the mobile device and look at it in your hands or your lap.
The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022
In force: 25 March 2022
Regulation 110 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (S.I. 1986/1078), (“the 1986 Regulations”) prohibit the use, while driving a motor vehicle of hand-held mobile telephones or other interactive communication devices, when performing an interactive communication function.
Regulations 3(1)(a), (c) and (d) amend regulation 110 of the 1986 Regulations by widening the scope of the offence to include any use of a mobile telephone or interactive communication device held in the hand whilst driving. These provisions remove the requirement that the driver is using the mobile telephone or interactive communication device to perform an interactive communication function.