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227 mobile phone users caught red-handed while driving
Luxembourg

227 mobile phone users caught red-handed while driving

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Luxembourg police dedicated eight days to focus on mobile phone use prevention while driving at the beginning of July in their "Operation Coup de Poing" (crackdown) campaign.

(ADW) Luxembourg police dedicated eight days to focus on mobile phone use prevention while driving at the beginning of July in their "Operation Coup de Poing" (crackdown) campaign.

The results: 596 control inspections took place with an alarming figure on 227 on the spot fines issued for phoning at the wheel. Although the main aim of the campaign was to focus on mobile phone use at the wheel, police also used the opportunity to check on seatbelt use.347 times car occu pants were caught without seatbelts, more than half of those inspected.

During the same controls, 192 drivers were caught speeding, while 31 could not produce correct vehicle paperwork when requested. By police.

Last Wednesday's controls seemed to produce the worst 1-day results of the "Operation Coup de Poing” campaign. In 1 day 150 inspections were carried out across the country. A startling 184 people (drivers and passengers) were caught not wearing seatbelts and 92 drivers with mobile phones to their ears.