Police fined 314 for using mobile phones while driving

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 08-10-2019 09:25:00 · 0 Comments
Police fined 314 for using mobile phones while driving

More than 300 people were fined last week for driving while using their mobile phones, an average of 45 per day, as part of the "Phone off" operation carried out throughout the country by the police.

Between 30 September and 06 October, police detected 314 offences for using a mobile phone while driving.

During this period, police carried out 446 stop and check operations (an average of 63 per day), 15,376 vehicles were inspected and 110 people arrested (an average of 16 people per day, for road crimes alone).

Of the 110 people arrested, 57 were for driving without a licence, 48 for driving under the influence of alcohol and 12 for other situations.

During the operation, 3,327 fines were handed out (average of 475 per day), of which 314 for using a mobile phone while driving, 1,099 for speeding (47 light, 980 serious and 72 very serious).

The police also gave 84 fines for lack of insurance, 280 for lack of MOT inspection, 86 for not using a seat belt and 24 for failing to stop at a red traffic light.


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