Police operation finds 81 drivers using phone a day

SA police detected 728 drivers using mobile phones when behind the wheel over a week-long operation. Photo: File.

SA police detected 728 drivers using mobile phones when behind the wheel over a week-long operation. Photo: File.

REGION – From August 26 to September 3, South Australian police detected 728 drivers using mobile phones when behind the wheel – 81 a day, on average.

Operation Distraction’s recent result is an increase of 14 per day compared to the July operation.

Traffic Support Branch’s Superintendent Anthony Fioravanti said drivers were aware of the risks.

“Crashes can happen in a split second – if your eyes are down texting, you won’t see changes before it’s too late to take action that may save your life, or someone else’s,” he said.

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