Fewer drivers on mobile phones 'caught by police'

Fewer drivers on mobile phones 'caught by police'
 

The number of drivers caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel has almost halved in four years, the BBC can reveal.
In 2011-12, 178,000 people were stopped by police in the UK, compared to under 95,000 in 2015-16.
Of the 43 police forces in the UK asked by the BBC, 37 gave figures for how many drivers had been caught using their phones while driving.
The National Police Federation said the drop was due to fewer traffic officers.
Police chiefs say officers can take different courses of action against offenders, including sending them on courses about the consequences of being distracted... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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