If you passed your driving test within the last 2 years and are caught using a phone at the wheel, your licence will be revoked.
Penalty changes from 1st March mean that driving whilst using a phone will result in an increased fine of £200 and 6 penalty points. If your case goes to court, you could face disqualification and a maximum fine of £1,000.
This would mean that a new driver would lose their licence and would have to retake both parts of their driving test. Drivers who have held their licence for longer than 2 years would be banned if they accumulate a total of 12 points.
The rules are as follow:
To prevent the temptation of using your phone, it has been recommended to switch it off and leave it in the glove box before starting a journey.