Cops cracking down on mobile phone drivers

POLICE are continuing to crack down on motorists using their mobile phones while driving.

Last week the Herald reported that three drivers were caught for the offence in a single day on Auchinairn Road, in Bishopbriggs.

Since then another four drivers have been caught out and charged.

At around 8.50am on Monday, August 4, a 39-year-old man was pulled over by police on Glasgow Road, in Kirkintilloch, because he was talking on his phone.

Later that day, at around 6.20pm a 45-year-old man was charged with the same offence while driving on Auchinairn Road, in Bishopbriggs.

On Tuesday, August 2, another pair of drivers were caught by police - a 24-year-old man on Kirkintilloch Road, in Lenzie, and a 31-year-old man on New Lairdsland Road, in Kirkintilloch

Constable Siobhan McCandlish told the Herald: “The whole point of this law is that it is dangerous to drive while talking on your mobile phone, because you are not in proper control of your vehicle.

“People need to realise this or face the consequences.”