Kent Police caught more than 4000 people using their mobiles while driving between 2013 and 2016

More than 4000 people were caught using mobile phones behind the wheel on Kent’s roads by police in the last four years.

Data obtained through a Freedom of Information request by the Kent Echo shows that 84% of those caught were male, a staggering disparity considering the county’s majority female population.

The number of people caught has roughly halved between 2013 and 2016, from 1661 to 824.

Men aged between 27 and 30 were the most numerous offenders in every year that the data showed, with the oldest person caught being an 82-year-old man in 2015.

We also had the data broken down to show the top five roads in Kent with the highest numbers of people caught using their phones. The M20 topped the list with 156 people caught by police in this period, followed by the A2 with 47.

We broke down the stats into age groups and sex, and you can see the results in full below.