Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment No 5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 come into force
Implementation date: 1 February 2004
The regulations create a criminal offence of using a hand-held mobile phone or similar device while driving. Under the proposals, employers that 'cause or permit' their employees to use a hand-held phone while driving will be liable. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.