Hundreds caught by Hampshire police using phones while driving

NEARLY 300 drivers were caught using their mobile phones illegally on Hampshire roads.

Monday, 29th May 2017, 6:52 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 8:53 pm

Figures obtained by the Press Association through a Freedom of Information request revealed Hampshire police stopped 280 drivers in the four weeks following the introduction of tougher penalties for the offence.

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They had the fourth highest behind the Metropolitan police (2,307), Thames Valley police (478) and Police Scotland (339).

The punishment for using a phone at the wheel include six points on their licence and a £200 fine.