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Do you still use your mobile phone when driving? Even though we all know that a two second glance at your mobile doubles the risk of crashing?

Now there are new tougher penalties for Northern Ireland drivers caught using a mobile phone when driving.

Anyone caught using a hand-held mobile phone while driving, will be given six penalty points instead of three and will be fined £200, instead of £60.

Drivers caught using mobile phones for a second time while driving, or those who accrue 12 points on their licence, will face a court hearing, disqualification and fines of up to £1,000. Newly-qualified drivers, who have a ceiling of six points for the first two years after passing the test will face an immediate ban.

Still tempted to use your phone when driving? Afraid of missing something? What if you miss a person with whom you share the road? People who walk, people who cycle, children and other road users? A two second glance at your mobile doubles the risk of crashing.

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