Drivers who use phones at wheel will face DOUBLE fines and points

Motorists who are caught using their mobile phones while driving will be slapped with a huge fine and six penalty points from March 1.

Tuesday, 24th January 2017, 12:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th January 2017, 12:12 pm

The new guidelines state drivers will get a £200 fine and get six points on their licence.

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Currently, people who are caught using their phones while driving are issued with a £100 fine and three penalty points on their licence.

It is part of a new Government crackdown to stop people using their phones at the wheel in a bid to improve road safety.

The new law will be enforced from March 1.