UK police officers on horseback have employed an innovative approach to curb distracted driving, making one driver think twice after being stopped in the city of Taunton.

According to a report from the Avon and Somerset Constabulary, the mounted police spotted a silver SUV whose driver was allegedly using a mobile device while behind the wheel. CCTV footage shows the officers galloping after the vehicle before giving the driver a stern warning not to use his phone while driving.

The heightened awareness of distracted driving has come with new rules passed in March 2022 that make it illegal for UK drivers to use any handheld electronic device such as cellphones or tablets that can send and receive data while behind the wheel. Offenders face fines of up to £200 ($243 USD at current exchange rates) and six points on their license.

Source: The Guardian

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Евгений Ушаков
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