Texting drivers: 'No plans' to toughen penalties in NI
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK which is not introducing much tougher penalties for using a handheld mobile phone while driving.
Drivers who are caught in Great Britain will see fines doubling from £100 to £200 and will face six penalty points on their licence instead of three.
In Northern Ireland, drivers get three penalty points and a £60 fine and Stormont has no plans to change this.
A spokesperson for Stormont's Department for Infrastructure told BBC News it "will continue to monitor changes being made in Britain to see what can be learned".