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23 drivers in Newham face fines for using mobiles at the wheel

PUBLISHED: 16:46 01 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:46 01 March 2017

Newham police say 23 drivers have been reported for using mobiles while driving on the first day new rules come into force.

Newham police say 23 drivers have been reported for using mobiles while driving on the first day new rules come into force.

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On the day new rules on mobile phone use at the wheel came into force 23 people have been caught in Newham alone, according to police.

Under the legislation, a driver caught using a hand-held device, such as a phone, sat-nav or car radio, whilst driving could end up with six points on their license and a fine of £200.

It could also result in drivers losing their licenses.

It has been illegal to use a mobile phone when driving since 2003, but the charge for doing so and the number of points put on a license were doubled today.

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