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Drivers caught using a handheld mobile phone will get six points on their licence and a £200 fine, the Government says.

Under new rules, which will apply to England, Scotland and Wales, more experienced drivers caught breaking the rules twice could also be fined up to £1,000 and face at least a six-month driving ban.

Meanwhile, newly qualified drivers could be made to retake their test the first time they are caught.

 The penalties, which will increase from three penalty points and a £100 fine, are expected to be introduced in the first half of 2017.
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