Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

Brook picks up fine, points for phone use

Tue, 05 Aug 2008
Strictly Come Dancing star Kelly Brook has picked up a fine and penalty points for being caught using her mobile phone behind the wheel.

The 28-year-old star, who had to pull out of this year's competition, was given a ticket for making a call despite being in control of the vehicle.

In February 2007, the Department for Transport introduced new legislation under which those caught breaking the law in such a manner pick up a £60 fine and three-points on their licence.

They could also have difficulty gaining cheap car insurance if cover firms view them as a significant road threat.

An onlooker told the Daily Mirror: "The officers didn't treat her differently than anyone else ... They explained it was against the law and gave her a stern talking-to."

Madonna is another celebrity driver it is claimed has had trouble on British roads, with MSN Cars UK stating that the star has racked up more than £2,500 in fines since 2001.

If you want to know how to find the best deal for your car insurance, finance or warranty click here.ADNFCR-1081-ID-18717453-ADNFCR


Add a comment


Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17


48 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker

Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH