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New mobile phone penalties.

Penalty for using mobile phone while driving to be increased.

From March 1st 2017, the penalty for using a mobile phone when driving will increase from £100 and 3 penalty points, to £200 and 6 penalty points.

If you have passed your test within the last two years, using your mobile phone while driving now means that you will have your licence revoked by the DVLA and you will have to start all over again with a provisional licence. You will then have to complete and pass your hazard perception and theory test again and when ready, you will have to complete your practical driving assessment again.

Your provisional licence will have six points on it and when you pass your test your full licence will have these six points carried forward onto it.  This will hugely impact your car insurance costs.

All this for one text message, a snap chat, a phone call or to check Facebook.