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Over 330 Scots Caught On Phones Whilst Driving
September 27, 2012
A recent one-day crackdown by police in Scotland has resulted in 331 drivers being caught for using a mobile phone whilst driving.
Those that were pulled over included ten truck drivers and, quite shockingly, a taxi driver going around a roundabout with school children in a close proximity.
The campaign shows how British drivers openly flout the law with regard to mobile phone use, placing themselves and other road users and pedestrians in danger.
Commenting on behalf of Fife Constabulary, DSS Tom Ewing said:
"We will continue to be vigilant for all traffic offences including mobile phone use and our message is clear - Don't Risk It!"
Black box car insurance holders are urged to refrain from driving whilst using a mobile phone. If necessary they are advised to find a safe place to stop the car before using the phone.
In addition to those caught on mobile phones, over 180 people were stopped for not wearing seatbelts. One driver was also stopped for driving at 80mph on a 40mph speed limit road and twice over the legal alcohol limit with a two year-old in the back.