Police in London recently launched a week long operation to crackdown on people using mobile phones whilst driving in the capital after statistics showed a rise in the number of people killed or seriously injured in accidents involving mobiles.
Officers targeted accident hotspots across London using an unmarked HGV to get a higher vantage point to spot offenders. Cameras inside the HGV filmed evidence to help with prosecutions.
Commander Neil Jerome commented:
“Already this morning Police motorcyclists stopped three individuals. One was using a table computer whilst driving and her excuse was she was trying to connect to wi-fi. She will be prosecuted.”
The Scotland Yard initiative comes 11 months after the penalties and fines for the crime were doubled.
The operation comes after figures revealed two people were killed and nine seriouslt injured in collisions involving mobie phone use in 2016 an increase on 2015.
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Source: London Evening Standard/Co-Star