Police to prosecute more than EIGHTY drivers for filming lorry crash on M40 which caused seven-hour traffic jams.
Police are to prosecute more than 80 drivers for allegedly using their mobile phones to film the scene of a lorry crash on the M40.
The accident closed parts of the busy motorway from around 11am on Friday leaving some stuck in traffic for up to seven hours.
An articulated lorry smashed into the central reservation, spilling 200 litres of animal feed across all three lanes of the northbound carriage.
The Government is currently considering increasing the penalty for using a mobile phone at the wheel.
The plans include making the fine £150 instead of £100 and increasing the penalty points from three to four for non-HGV drivers, and from three to six for HGVs.
Between 2009-2014, the Government said 3,611 accidents occurred where at least one driver was using a mobile phone, although this is believed to be vastly underestimated as many drivers may have put away their phone before police arrive.
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