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Britain's distracted drivers: Motorists caught on camera putting make-up on, writing on pads and even brushing their TEETH

Shocking video released by Hampshire Police as part of 'Operation Tramline' shows the dangerous activities motorists get up to behind the wheel

Footage of Britain's distracted drivers has been released - including motorists putting on make-up, writing on pads and even brushing their teeth.

Shocking video released by Hampshire Police shows the dangerous activities motorists get up to behind the wheel.

One lorry driver is caught appearing to brush his teeth while speeding along a motorway, as he holds a toothbrush in one hand and a bottle of water in the other.

A female driver, meanwhile, is caught on camera putting her make-up on in slow traffic on the M27 motorway.

Further on in the video, a driver is spotted texting on his phone, while remarkably, another trucker appears to using his phone and smoking at the same time behind the wheel.

The footage was released by Hampshire Constabulary as part of 'Operation Tramline', in which officers detected 227 driving offences over the course of five days in September on the motorways of Hampshire and the Thames Valley.

The operation saw 198 motorist prosecuted for driving offences, most of which were for driving while distracted.

Sergeant Paul Dimond, who co-ordinated Operation Tramline, said: 'Distracted driving is proven to be a significant factor in many of the collisions on our roads.

'The vast majority were holding phones in their lap and accessing applications or texting with their hands held low – this is incredibly dangerous both for the motorist and for other road users.

'Driving distracted is one of the "fatal four" causes of road deaths and collisions in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

'Through innovative use of equipment and technology available to us, we will continue to crack down on this and will repeat Operation Tramline again in the future.'