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Police in Scotland have nabbed their first motorists caught using mobile phones while behind the wheel.

Eight motorists were stopped by police yesterday, following the introduction of new legislation which outlaws the holding of a phone while driving, the Scotsman reports.

Early yesterday morning (around 2am) a 35-year-old woman allegedly became the first person to be stopped under the new legislation, which came into force at midnight. According to reports she was not handed a £30 fine since it is understood that she has also been charged with drink driving.

Other drivers in Scotland were slapped with £30 fines after being caught using their mobile illegally.

Police in Scotland are taking action against motorists from day one of the mobile ban, but officers in England and Wales are showing more leniency, by giving motorists a couple of months grace to get used to the new law. ®

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