Nearly 1,000 people in Wales were caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel during a recent two-week crackdown.
Officers from all four Welsh police forces carried out patrols last month as part of the 2012 All-Wales Anti-Mobile Phone While Driving campaign.
A total of 972 offences were recorded over the fortnight.
Dyfed Powys police issued the most fixed penalty notices to offenders - 454 altogether.
In the Gwent area a total of 128 notices were issued to law-breakers, while South Wales Police issued 242. In North Wales a total of 148 offenders were caught and apprehended.
Males aged 26 and over were found to be the worst offenders Wales-wide.
The full breakdown of offences in terms of age and gender is as follows:
- Females aged 25 and under: 120
- Females aged 26 and over: 171
- Males aged 25 and under: 209
- Males aged 26 and over: 415
- Age and gender unknown: 48
Police have repeatedly warned of the dangers of using a phone behind the wheel, stressing that even a slight lapse in concentration can have serious consequences.
Meanwhile, road safety groups said they were disappointed that so many continue to flout the law.