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If you take a selfie while driving you may be prosecuted for not being in full control of the vehicle, careless or reckless driving. If you seriously injure or kill someone whilst taking a selfie , you could be convicted of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving or causing death by careless driving.

Research undertaken by the Transport Research Laboratory in a simulator shows that any kind of mental, physical or visual distraction can impair judgement and reaction times while driving.

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