The UK’s largest police force has warned driving instructors that they could lose their licence if they are caught using their mobile phones on the road.

The Metropolitan Police made the move after IBTimes UK found that 198 supervising learner drivers were slapped with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) over the last four years.

The Freedom of Information request also uncovered that the Met had issued 87,785 notices to regular drivers caught using a mobile device between 2012 and 19 June 2015.

Reported by the International Business Times UK. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.