Four times as many men than women caught using their mobile phone while driving in Nottinghamshire

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A Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed four times as many men were caught using a mobile phone illegally while driving than women in Nottinghamshire.

Figures in the FOI made to Nottinghamshire Police in July show nearly 14,000 men and almost 4,000 women were given fixed penalty notices between 2010-14.

The FOI revealed 3,667 men and 1,029 women were pulled over for using their mobile phone while driving in 2014.

The total has risen steadily in the county since 2010.

A total of 1,771 people were taken to court for using their mobile between 2010-14 and 467 were taken to court in 2014.