Drivers caught using mobiles

POLICE caught six motorists using their mobile phones behind the wheel on the same stretch of road in a single morning.

Officers carried out the checks on the A7 near to Hardengreen Roundabout at Dalkeith, Midlothian, and caught four men and two women flouting the law.

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Among those caught during the operation were a 31-year-old man from Gorebridge, a 37-year-old man from Bonnyrigg who was driving an HGV, a 28-year-old woman, from Menstrie in Clackmannanshire, a 34-year-old woman from Gorebridge, a 26-year-old man from Wester Hailes, driving a Vauxhall Combo and a 20-year-old man from Loanhead.

All six were cautioned and charged, and accepted a fixed penalty ticket following the crackdown last Wednesday morning.