Change to the penalties of using a mobile phone behind the wheel

From tomorrow, Wednesday 01 March 2017,  ALL motorists, in England, Scotland and Wales found using a handheld mobile phone will get six points on their licence and face a £200 fine.

Motorists who are caught for the first time using their phone illegally, will no longer be able to choose to take a remedial course instead of receiving points on their licence. Drivers caught breaking the law for a second time are potentially facing a £1,000 fine and a six-month driving ban.

Newly qualified motorists face revocation of their driving licence the first time they are caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel.

If you require any further information, please call 01254 828300 and ask to speak to a member of the regulatory team or email enquiries@backhouses.co.uk to request a telephone call BACK.