17th May 2018

The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Regulation 110 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (“the 1986 Regulations”) prohibits the use, while driving a motor vehicle, of hand-held mobile telephones or other hand-held devices, when performing an interactive communication function.

This instrument amends regulation 110 of the 1986 Regulations by inserting an additional exemption to provide that a person is not in contravention of that regulation where the hand-held mobile telephone or the hand-held device is being used to perform a remote control parking manoeuvre, in compliance with the requirements as set out in this instrument.

A government press release gives more details of the changes.