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    Q394: What about texting whilst driving?

    Texting whilst driving is not permitted if you have to hold the phone to operate it.

    You can also be prosecuted for careless driving or dangerous driving which carry higher penalties. If you kill someone in an accident caused by phoning or texting etc. you can expect a lengthy sentence of imprisonment (e.g. up to 7 years for phoning and worse if you are texting).

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