Commuting a quarter of the way around the M25 and back each day means I spend a lot of time in queues.

Such a queue requires plenty of attention on the road ahead and what's going on around you. Yet every day, I see countless drivers using their phone, whether it's for texting or reading, in their lap, hand, or on the steering wheel.

In fact, as we recently reported, in a one-week trial last November, police caught 7966 drivers on their phones, leading to more than 7800 fixed penalty notices and 68 court summons. And, as of today, a zero-tolerance law has come into force, with any driver caught using their phone behind the wheel given a minimum of six points on their licence.