HR needs to drive through changes on mobile usage

Employers have been advised to review policies on mobile telephone usage
after the Government announced plans to make it an offence to hold a phone
while driving. Drivers caught will face an instant £30 fine for this offence
from December, but the figure could rocket to £1,000 if the matter goes to
court. Drivers will still be able to use hands-free phones. Charles Cotton,
reward and employment conditions adviser at the Chartered Institute of
Personnel and Development, said organisations need to think about developing or
adjusting their policies. "It makes sense. People shouldn’t be driving
with one hand," he said. "Organisations should be aware [of the law
change] and advise staff about what is appropriate."

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