Plymouth Police have started using a novel idea in their campaign to catch drivers using their mobile phones behind the wheel.
Over a Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, Plymouth Police commandeered a double decker bus and had officers stationed on the top deck. From this high vantage point, the officers were able to see into cars and observe what the drivers were doing.
Over the Friday and Saturday sessions, it was reported ho police had caught 130 motorists for a variety of driving offences.
39 were caught using their mobile phones, 36 for not wearing a seatbelt, 53 were caught speeding, 2 vehicles were seized for having no insurance and 2 drivers were stopped for drug offences.
PC Andy Llewellyn, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: “The double-decker bus is great to catch people looking down on their laps using phones.
“This is a great example of how we can maximise policing resources by working closely with partner organisations in the community.”
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