Polices target mobile phone users

“Phone off” operation carried out throughout the country

More than 300 people were fined last week for driving while using their mobile phones in Portugal, an average of 45 per day, as part of the “Phone off” operation carried out throughout the country by the police.

Between 30 September and 06 October, Portuguese police detected 314 offences for using a mobile phone while driving.

During this period, police carried out 446 stop and check operations (an average of 63 per day), 15,376 vehicles were inspected and 110 people arrested (an average of 16 people per day, for road crimes alone).

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