MORE than 200 motorists have been fined in Kirklees for using their mobile phones while driving.
Police have had a major clampdown on the problem, fearing people who keep flouting the law are putting lives in danger.
The two-week campaign has now finished, but police continue to look our for the law-breakers, who face a £30 fixed penalty fine.
The law will change next summer when the fine will double and drivers will get three penalty points on their licences.
Horrified police saw one driver using his mobile phone, then drop it when he realised officers had seen him. He narrowly missed crashing.
Sgt Dean Taylor from north Kirklees traffic police said: "This is a good example of how collisions happen and we will continue to take enforcement action to make Kirklees roads safer.
"We carried out extra patrols during the two- week campaign to catch out the drivers who break the law and take positive action against them.
"Dialling while driving causes people to lose concentration and distracts them from the road, which could result in injury or worse."
He said the focus has now switched to drink- drivers and those who take drugs and then get in their cars.
Sgt Taylor added: "Again this reduces the driver's ability to make informed judgements and slows their reactions which again can result in injury or even fatalities."