Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about policing or the law? You may be able to find the answer here.
Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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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.