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    Q713: How will accruing penalty points affect a newly qualified driver?

    Please note from 1st March 2017 the penalty for using a mobile phone whilst driving will increase to 6 penalty points and a £200 fine. For newly qualified drivers this could result in your licence being revoked for a single offence.

    Under the New Drivers Act, drivers will have their driving licence revoked automatically if they accumulate six penalty points within two years of passing their driving test. They would be required to re-sit and pass both the theory and the practical test again in order to regain their full licence.

    There isn't another 2 year period if you pass a test for another category of vehicle e.g. to drive a heavy goods vehicle.

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