It seems like common sense to keep full focus on the road while driving – but, oddly enough, some people don’t and along with hitching a ride on lorries, police are now getting full use of the public transport by sitting on the top deck of buses to catch drivers on their phones.
The new technique was put to good use by West Midlands police who are also urging members of the public to upload videos of offending motorists.
Divers who were caught in the act were shown a VR video of the ‘consequences’ of their actions, in the footage they were shown videos of people suffering from accidents and injuries because the use of mobiles behind the wheel.
The BBC reported that offenders would be contacted prior by post with a £200 fine and six points on their licence.
A spokesman for the force said West Midlands Police is planning to continue with the initiative from the top deck.
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