Certain drivers could risk losing licence if they break phone laws on the road

The rules on the road are constantly changing.

But one thing that is a given is the use of mobile phones behind the wheel.

According to a study, a staggering 6% of young drivers admit to playing a game on their phone while driving.

Now the experts at LeaseCar.uk have looked into new motoring laws which could end in serious consequences.

Research also revealed more than one in 10 young drivers admit taking a video or photo when they're behind the wheel.

The government plans to strengthen road laws to punish offenders with a £200 fixed penalty and six points on their licence.

So what is right or wrong behind the wheel?

Drivers who depend on their phones for navigation must ensure they have hands-free access.

This can be through a bluetooth handset, a dashboard holder or mat, a windscreen mount, voice command or built-in sat nav.

The device must be mounted and secure in a position which does not block the driver's view of the traffic ahead.

Motorists can use their phones while driving only in an emergency when contacting 999 or 112 and there's no safe place to stop.

Drivers can't use their handheld device under any non-emergency circumstances when behind the wheel.

This includes when they're stopped at traffic lights, queueing in traffic or supervising a learner driver.

Motorists who passed their driving tests in the last two years will completely lose their licence if found breaking these rules.

More experienced drivers could risk a £200 charge and six points on their licence with it potentially going to court with bigger fines.

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Any driver caught using a hands-free device that blocks their view could receive three points too.

A spokesman for LeaseCar.uk said: "Although it has been illegal to use a mobile device while driving for some years, there have been ways for drivers to avoid fines or points on their license.

"We believe these stronger laws being implemented will greatly improve road safety and help towards abolishing distracted driving."

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