Police stops of motorists using phones while driving 'down by 47%'
The number of motorists caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel has fallen by almost half in four years, it has been reported.
Over two thirds of police forces across the UK recorded a drop in the number of drivers being stopped for mobile phone use since 2011, with one of England's largest constabularies seeing stops fall by more than 80%.
The figures were revealed after research suggested illegal mobile phone use by drivers is on the rise and ministers agreed to toughen penalties.
Police officer leaders have blamed the fall in those being caught on a reduction of traffic officers as... read more