​​​​​​​Mobile phones are still being used at the wheel despite crackdown

Embargoed to 0001 Monday February 27 NOTE POSED BY MODEL File photo dated 13/08/14 of a woman using a mobile phone while driving. Two-fifths of drivers are unaware they face tougher punishments for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving, a study has found.
Embargoed to 0001 Monday February 27 NOTE POSED BY MODEL File photo dated 13/08/14 of a woman using a mobile phone while driving. Two-fifths of drivers are unaware they face tougher punishments for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving, a study has found.


Despite a crackdown on mobile phone use by drivers at the wheel, thousands of motorists are still being caught breaking the law.

Since March 1 alone, more than 6,000 drivers have been stopped for mobile phone offences while driving. That equates to 200 offenders a day.