Learner driver caught using mobile phone on M27 slip proad

A POLICE crackdown has caught a learner driver using a mobile phone on a motorway slip road.

Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 11:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 2:52 pm

Hampshire police said the driver was spotted using a phone on the A31 slip road for the M27.

It comes as road policing unit officers are cracking down on drivers using phones and other distractions this week.

A police spokesman said: ‘In total three police vehicles on M27 identified 33 drivers on their mobile phones from 7am to 3pm.

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‘Other offences were also identified including careless driving, no tax, speeding and document offences but the primary focus of the operation was on distracted drivers.

‘One of those drivers on a mobile phone was a learner driver.

‘Seven were in heavy goods vehicles.

‘These figures included cars, vans and HGVs.

‘Older and younger drivers, professionals and non-professional drivers alike.’

Police yesterday focused on the M27 between junctions 2 and 3.

But the officers will be targeting motorways and major A roads through the area in a bid to drive down the number of crashes caused by drivers using mobile phones.

Police caught 15 drivers in just 30 minutes at rush hour.