Data obtained from the DVLA has shown that drivers from Scotland are the worst offenders for using their mobile phones whilst driving.
And top of the worst are those drivers from Motherwell.
The data showed that drivers from the Lanarkshire town had been caught and fined more than any other area in the UK.
To just compound those figures, 7 other Scottish areas appear in the top 10 list of most fines issues for mobile phone usage whilst driving.
Currently, if a driver is caught using their mobile phone whilst driving, they can expect a £100 fine and 3 penalty points on their driving licence.
The Motherwell figures showed that some 3.29% of motorists in that postcode had been convicted of the mobile phone usage offence.
This can be compared with the lowest conviction figure which was from Worcester and Essex where only 0.21% of the motoring population had the conviction.
A DVLA spokesman said: “Using a mobile phone and other hand-held devices, whilst driving, is a criminal offence. Studies have shown this to be a serious road safety risk. If this happens whilst driving a large vehicle such as a bus or lorry, the risk is even greater.”
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