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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The use of the mobile phone to call the emergency services on 999 is permitted under the regulations, if you are acting in response to a real emergency and it is not safe or practical for you to stop to make the call.
Please note from 1st March 2017 the penalty for using a mobile phone whilst driving will increase to 6 penalty points and a Â£200 fine. Anyone who is caught a second time could potentially face a Â£1000 fine and six-month ban from driving. The new penalties apply in England, Wales and Scotland.