This is a trial that the police in Great Britain will conduct over the next three weeks. Officers on horseback, who can easily look down into cars in this way, stop motorists who do not comply with the rules.
Police in Avon and Somerset share a video on Twitter to alert road users to the new method. Two cops on horseback chase a motorist using his mobile:
The man receives a fine of 200 British pounds (almost 230 euros). Frequent offenders can be fined up to £1,000 and eventually lose their driving licence.
In the Netherlands you will be fined 380 euros if you are caught behind the wheel with your phone. In Belgium you (also as a Dutch citizen) immediately lose your driving license for eight days. In this way, our southern neighbors hope to get rid of the ‘persistent problem’.
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