The new, stricter rules are set to come into effect from March 1, 2017, and will see motorists slapped with £200 fines.
The changes are set to have a significant impact on young drivers in particular, as they risk having their driving licence revoked following a first offence.
Motorists will no longer be offered the opportunity to go on a driver awareness course.
New strict rules have come into force today, 1st March 2017, for drivers and their children. The changes are clearly aimed at ensuring the safety of drivers, passengers and other motorists.In summary, using your mobile whilst driving will land you a £200 fine and will also risk your driving license.Young children can no longer use backless booster seats as part of the changes.The safety of all road users is essential therefore the changes can only be seen positive.