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CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Crackdown catches 200 drivers a day using phones
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CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Crackdown catches 200 drivers a day using phones : CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Crackdown catches 200 drivers a day using phones
Figures show the number of drivers caught using mobile phones illegally. The number of drivers caught using their mobile phones illegally through Avon and Somerset has been revealed. Police in Britain penalized nearly 6,000 motorists for the offensive in the four weeks after heavy punishments took effect, equivalent to one every seven minutes. The results come from figures obtained by the Press Association - although the number is likely to be higher, as not all forces responded At Avon and Somerset, police caught 61 drivers between 1 and 28 March. Activists said "worrying" results suggest that many drivers are ignoring repeated warnings about the dangers of using phones behind the wheel, despite a series of advertising campaigns and the risk of harsher penalties. As of March 1, those who fall foul of the rules have been faced with receiving six points on their license and a fine of £ 200 - up to the previous penalty of three points and £ 100. The changes mean that new drivers They lose the license to send a single text. The Metropolitan Police recorded the highest number in 2,037, which means that more than 70 drivers were caught using a hand-held phone on London's roads every day. The Thames Valley Police recorded the second largest total in 478, followed by Police Scotland (339), Hampshire Police (280) and Cheshire Police (224). The incidents reported by the police after the harsh penalties were introduced included: A man was discovered doing his online banking while driving along the M5 motorway near Birmingham Norfolk police arrested a woman who was responding to A message about your lost puppy. Driver was fined for texting on a bright pink mobile phone while traveling along the M2 in Kent A 7.5 ton truck was driven around a roundabout in Bournemouth by a man using his phone A driver was on his phone While at the wheel of a school bus with 10 children on board in Manchester The RAC Foundation called the increase in penalties "a start," but warned
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