Teen driver becomes first to lose driver’s license under new law

A teenage driver caught using GPS on his phone to find a garage has become one of the first drivers to lose their licence under the 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.

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.

The 19-year-old driver of a black Ford Focus said: “I just feel p***ed off to be honest.”

“All I was doing was trying to find a garage to change my tyre.”

The driver of a black BMW will also lose her licence as she had passed her test just a year ago before being caught on her phone in Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxon. today.

The pair were caught during one of dozens of operations taking place across the UK, with new laws threatening those caught with a £200 fine and six points on their licence.

Plain clothes officers spotted drivers on their phones close to the A34 before radioing through to uniformed officers waiting in a side-road to pull over offenders.


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