53 drivers prosecuted for using mobile while driving
A crackdown on motorists using their phones while driving saw 53 drivers prosecuted in a one month spell.
Throughout the month of May officers were encouraged to be more proactive about catching offenders.
The offence carries a £60 fixed penalty notice and three points on a driving licence.
A driver may alternatively be given the option of attending an educational course.
PC Barry Gardner, casualty reduction officer for the region, said: "Once again these figures make good and bad reading for me.
"Good that my colleagues have detected so many offending drivers. These drivers will nearly all be given the option to attend a driving offenders course that is designed to educate drivers in not offending again.
"They are bad in that there are so many drivers out there flouting the law that was put into place to help protect us all."
A total of 2,960 fixed penalty notices were issues to motorists in the Humberside Police area last year.
This represented 44.2 per cent of all fixed penalty tickets issued for motoring offences.
PC Gardner said he hoped motorists would refrain from using their mobile phone while driving to make the roads a safer place.
He said: "In the 18 years I have been in the traffic section, I have attended numerous serious and fatal crashes, all very sad and tragic.
"The majority have been entirely avoidable."