ANOTHER half a dozen drivers have been caught on camera flouting the law and endangering lives on Bournemouth's Wessex Way.

The Daily Echo snapped the six, who were all using mobile phones behind the wheel, within just one hour yesterday.

All of the vehicles pictured were moving in traffic at the time.

Last month Dorset Police stepped-up patrols after revealing there were 60 casualties in collisions as a direct result of someone being on their phone while driving since 2012.

Police Sergeant Mark Farrow, of the Dorset Police No Excuse team, said: "As an officer who deals with the often tragic aftermath when a driver is distracted at the wheel, I would like to make a personal plea to the driving public who think it’s OK to use a mobile phone while driving to seriously consider their actions."

In August, 24-year-old farmworker Aaron Dycer was driving while using a hand-held mobile phone when his car collided head-on with another vehicle on the A352 near Sherborne. Mr Dycer died at the scene.

The Daily Echo has been campaigning against drivers using mobile phones while driving for several years.

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We have pictured hundreds of drivers using their phones and featured them in galleries in a bid to highlight road safety issues.

Those caught on camera have included private motorists as well as people on business including van and lorry drivers and a coach driver.

People have also been pictured putting on make-up and even eating a yoghurt with a spoon with no hands on the wheel.

Our long-running campaign has even been backed by a police officer behind a national road safety initiative

Sergeant Neil Dewson-Smyth, of the Don’t Stream and Drive campaigns, contacted the Daily Echo after seeing one of our galleries on Twitter.

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He said: "I firmly believe that we have to keep raising awareness of this danger in order to stop it.

"There are some people using their phones who haven’t really thought about the risks they are taking."