Right so i was driving today on the A1m and my bluetooth hands free earpiece was being charged as the battery had died,anyways when it was fully charged i placed the bluetooth earpiece into my right ear whilst driving, around 20 seconds later the very nice west yorkshire police pulled me over and said i had commited an offence of using a handheld mobile phone or similar device whilst driving and he would deal with it with a fixed penalty notice, and i would get 3 points on my licence and a fine of £60 or i could go to court and dispute the charge but i could lead to higher penalty.
I am unhappy with this as i was using the bluetooth earpiece to prevent me from breaking the law.
Does anyone have any advice...... i have told the officer that it is unfair and want it to go to court so i can plead my case.
Do i have a case?
Have i commited an offence? As i think the bluetooth hands free device is not a handheld device
Or have i just caught a police officer on a bad day?