Driver accused of using two phones behind the wheel
A Norfolk motorist has been arrested after being accused of using two phones at the same time while driving.
Police noticed the man heading along a 70mph straight of the A47 at Blofield, near Norwich, with allegedly one phone clamped to his ear while texting on another in his other hand. He allegedly solved the problem of having his hands full by steering with his knees.
The driver, who has not been named, now faces a court appearance after his reckless drive on 17 May at around 10.40am. His car was also found to be uninsured and was subsequently seized.
Drivers caught using their phones while driving face three points on their licence and a roadside fine of £60, but this could rise to £1,000 if the matter is taken to court. This driver can expect to be hit rather hard financially we suspect.
A spokesman for Norfolk Constabulary said: "Driving while using a mobile phone means you are not concentrating fully on the road.
"Using one mobile phone is silly but two mobile phones is amazingly silly.
Insp David Ball from Norfolk police's road policing department said: "Using a mobile phone whilst driving is foolish and unacceptable.
"It has been shown to multiply the chances of drivers causing a collision which could result in injuring or even killing someone."