Hundreds of drivers a day caught on the phone

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The Times reported that over 200 motorists a day were caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel following the introduction of tougher punishments. Police reprimanded almost 6,000 drivers in the four weeks after March 1, immediately after the penalties were doubled to six points on an offender’s licence and a £200 fine. One driver was apprehended doing his internet banking on the M5 near Birmingham, while another in Manchester was using his phone while driving 10 children in a school minibus.

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