The introduction of tougher penalties for misusing a mobile phone while driving resulted in more than 6,000 drivers being caught using their devices in the four weeks following the 1 March.
The numbers were obtained by the Press Association under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI).
In March the penalty for using a mobile while driving doubled to £200 and six penalty points on the offenders licence. Under the new rules, newly qualified drivers caught using a phone within two years of...+97% more
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