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600-plus London drivers caught using mobiles in week-long clampdown

A weeklong Metropolitan Police and Transport for London clampdown on dangerous drivers saw a total of 636 drivers caught using their mobile phone at the wheel.

Driver using mobile phone

A total of 636 drivers were caught using their mobiles.

The joint operation between the Metropolitan Police and Transport for London caught more than 1,500 road users for traffic offences and resulted in 25 arrests – including five people for drink or drug driving.

The clampdown was carried out in support of the National Police Chief’s Council’s week-long mobile phone enforcement campaign and made use of an unmarked HGV cab to spot non-compliant drivers, including through recording film footage.

Commander Neil Jerome, of the Met Police’s Territorial Policing Command, warned that similar operations will be carried out throughout the year.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.