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Police tackle mobile phone use by drivers

Scottish police forces have carried out a day of action to target drivers who use mobile phones whilst driving.

The campaign, which was part of ACPOS’s National Campaign Strategy to reduce road casualties, resulted in the detection of 331 drivers using mobile phones or hand held devices, including a 33-year-old man from Glasgow who was also found to be driving without a licence or insurance. In addition, the day of action caught 188 people travelling without wearing a seat belt. 

An ACPOS spokesperson said: “Despite our efforts to get the message across that using a mobile phone is dangerous and illegal it seems a number of people are failing to heed the warning.

“They will face the consequences of a monetary penalty and points on their licence and in the case of lorry drivers may face further action from the Traffic Commissioner.”