AN incredible 3,400 drivers were fined in just one week in a crackdown on using mobile phones while driving.
Guardia Civil patrols stopped almost 400,000 vehicles during the campaign, which also targeted the use of GPS systems and headphones.
A total of 4,201 fines were issued, 38 of which were for programming GPS systems, with a further 169 people were punished for using headphones and earphones connected to appliances such as iPods.
Studies suggest the use of mobile phones while driving can be as dangerous as driving while over the drink-drive limit.
According to Trafico officials, driver distraction contributed to 48 per cent of fatal accidents in the year to date up to April 14.