Teenage driver becomes 1st person to lose licence as new laws come into force

A teen driver caught using GPS on his phone to find a garage has become one of the first drivers to lose their licence under harsh new laws to stop people using a mobile at the wheel.

The boy told reporters his parents would “kill him” after he was slapped with the new six-point penalty within two years of passing his test, meaning his licence will be revoked.

Scores of motorists have already been spotted using their mobile phones at the wheel today just hours after tougher new driving laws were brought into force.
Shocking pictures show drivers flouting the law as they casually made calls and sent text messages behind the wheel – despite the punishment being doubled in a major crackdown today.

While drivers can usually rack up 12 points on their licence before losing it, those caught within two years of passing their test will have their licence revoked after getting six.

March 2nd, 2017 by