More than 1000 drivers have been caught breaking the law whilst driving in just two weeks.
Each of these was guilty of either failing to wear a seat belt, or using a mobile phone whilst driving.
The figures have come as part of a crackdown carried out by Nottingham Police – however the results are far from inspiring.
Andy Charlton (Chief Inspector of Nottinghamshire Police) has said of the issue: “Sadly this isn’t a surprise – despite similar campaigns in 2012 and 2013 – it shows a significant number of people still regard their addiction to their phone as more important than the safety of others and themselves. Wearing a seatbelt was made compulsory over thirty years ago, there can be no excuse for not wearing one. Nor can there be for using a phone at the wheel.”
The drivers that were found guilty of the driving offences were offered a choice between a driving awareness course, or three points on the license as well as a £100 fine. Those guilty of failing to wear a seat belt faced a similar punishment.
Britannia has recently reported on the most hated habits of drivers on UK roads… and it seems that these are more common than ever.
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