The Bucks Free Press report:

NEARLY 40,000 motorists in the Thames Valley region have been fined for using their mobile phones while driving since 2010.

Offenders have stumped up £272,460 to pay their penalties.

The number of people flouting the law, which states it is illegal to drive or ride a motorbike using hand-held phones or similar devices, has been increasing since 2010.

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