Offenders will lose more points off their licence under reforms aimed at deterring people from using their mobiles at the wheel.
Drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel will be hit with increased fines and points under new government proposals.
Offenders would see a rise from three to four penalty points on their licence and a rise in fines from £100 to £150.
The plans, to be consulted on in 2016, would also see HGV drivers hit with the same increased fines and penalty points doubled, from three to six.
An educational course to try to change behaviour could still be offered to first time offenders.