Drivers Caught on Mobiles Twice to Lose License

Tougher sanctions brought in as illegal phone usage jumps by 4x

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The law has been tightened on reckless drivers using their phones whilst driving. The new law means that those caught using their mobiles twice whilst at the wheel will lose their license. Getting caught once will results in 6 points on your license. Twice and it’s gone. On the spot fines are also being doubled from £100 to £200.

For new drivers, who need only 6 points within 2 years, it means getting caught just once means waving away their license.

The tough sanctions have been brought in to tackle the public perception that driving whilst using a mobile device is no cause for concern. According to research by the RAC, using a phone whilst driving has increased from 8% to a staggering 33% since 2014.

Chris Grayling, the minister for transport, said using mobiles whilst driving is as dangerous as drink-driving.

“We all have a part to play in ensuring our family and friends do not use their phones while driving,” he said.

 

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