Police in Cambridgeshire say they are clamping down on motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel.
More than 1,500 drivers were caught on phones across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire last year.
Police say that people who use their phone while driving are four times more likely to be involved in a collision, according to a recent Parliamentary report.
More than 1,500 people were caught using their mobile phone across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire last year:
- 371 in Bedfordshire
- 483 in Cambridgeshire
- 717 in Hertfordshire
Of these, two thirds were under the age of 40.
Police say anyone caught using a mobile phone while driving will be fined £200 and will receive six penalty points.
Any driver caught using a mobile phone within two years of passing their test will have their licence revoked.