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Drivers finally get message about using phone at wheel

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

A CRACKDOWN on drivers using mobile phones has cut the number of offences by half.

Around 39,000 fixed penalty notices were issued between March and December last year, compared with 74,000 during the same period in 2016, according to police data.

The 47 per cent decline is due to a combination of harsher punishments, road safety campaigns and a lack of enforcement due to reductions in traffic officer numbers, according to the AA.

Since March 1 last year, motorists caught using...