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16 motorists snared by unmarked police patrols in mobile phone crackdown

By Philip Murray

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A police crackdown on Highland motorists using mobile phones while driving snared 16 drivers in its first week.

The ongoing clampdown involved unmarked police patrol vehicles and is part of a wider National Mobile Phone Campaign.

"In the first week of the campaign, officers have charged 16 drivers with mobile phone offences which carry a minimum six points and £200 fine," said a police spokesperson.

"But using a mobile phone while driving can have far more devastating consequences for you and others. Distraction was a factor in 15 per cent of fatal collisions in 2021.

"For more information and advice visit https://roadsafety.scot/road-user-advice/distractions/."

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