Increase in penalty points and fixed penalty for using a hand held mobile phone while driving
For offences committed on or after 1 March 2017 the fixed penalty for using a mobile phone while driving has gone up from £100 to £200 and the penalty points have gone up from three to six. The penalty points to be applied on conviction by a court have also gone up from three to six.
The Sentencing Council has updated the guideline for this offence to show the change in penalty points which can be viewed here.
Changes to the information on fixed penalties can be viewed here.