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State-wide crackdown busts 1,200 drivers using their phones

NSW Police have fined 1,200 drivers for using their mobile phones behind the wheel in a state-wide operation.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, Commander of the Traffic and Highway Patrol, tells Ray Hadley more about Operation Compliance.

“Yesterday we targeted mobile phones and we came back with 1,200 mobile infringement notices for mobile phones in one day.”

408 infringements were recorded in central Sydney and 245 occurred in the state’s north.

“We’re going to do our best to make sure we remind people that this is a really dangerous thing they’re doing. This is a cultural issue. Put the phone in the boot, it doesn’t need to be that urgent.”

Mr Corboy revealed some drivers are even watching videos on their devices while driving.

“They’ve got their iPads and their mobile phones and they’re actually watching videos.

“All over the state, people continue to be on their mobile phones and continue to do things we tell them not to do every day. We’ll pop up when people don’t expect it.”

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