Motorists Caught Using a Mobile to Face Tougher Penalties

New rules announced by the Government mean that motorists will face tougher penalties if caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel. From 2017 drivers using their mobiles without a hands free kit will be given a £200 fine and six penalty points on their license, with newer drivers losing their license if caught.

The legislation change follows the news that 11 million motorists have admitted to using a mobile phone when driving over the last 12 months to answer or make a phone call, the survey conducted by the RAC also showed that a further 5 million drivers had taken a photo or video while behind the wheel.