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Shocking moment driver caught speeding at 60mph with a phone in each hand

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 11/08/2017 Tom Powell
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This was the shocking moment a driver was caught holding a phone in each hand while doing 60mph.

The driver was spotted by Surrey Police, who pulled him over and issued him with a fine and six points on his licence.

The force tweeted a picture of the man with the caption: “Whatever this driver had going on must have been super important - phone in each hand!"

Because he was a non-UK resident, police created a “ghost licence” so that his driving penalties accrued in this country would be permanently recorded.

There is no penalty sharing agreement with other EU countries, officers explained.

His capture was part of Operation Tramline, which sees officers travelling around in an unmarked HGV in Surrey in order to spot dangerous driving.

Earlier this year it was revealed thousands of drivers are being caught using mobile phones at the wheel despite tougher penalties being introduced.

Campaigners claimed the "worrying" findings suggest people are ignoring repeated warnings about the dangers of using phones while driving despite a string of publicity campaigns and the risk of harsher sanctions.

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