Penalties for using your phone while driving
In Northern Ireland if you’re caught using a hand-held mobile phone or similar device while driving or riding, you’ll get an automatic fixed penalty notice – six penalty points and a fine of £200.
If your case goes to court, you may face disqualification on top of a maximum fine of £1,000. Drivers of buses and goods vehicles face a maximum fine of £2,500.
For new drivers – getting six penalty points within 2 years of passing your test- means your licence will be taken off you. You’ll need to re-sit your driving test to get your licence back.
If you have received a summons in the post for any criminal matters please do not hesitate to contact us.