Road safety campaigners have criticised a young woman filmed using her phone while driving with children in the car — branding her actions “highly dangerous”.
The video, sent to the Tele by a passenger in another vehicle, shows the woman driving along the A92 while using the device.
The footage was shot near Carolina Court and Broughty Ferry Road.
The woman can be clearly seen holding the mobile in her left hand and glancing at it, while keeping her right hand on the wheel.
Two young children, both in car seats, can be seen sitting in the rear of the vehicle.
A spokeswoman for road safety charity Brake warned that texting at the wheel could be twice as dangerous as drink-driving. In March last year, the consequences for being caught driving while using a phone in Scotland doubled to six penalty points and a £200 fine.
In more serious cases, police officers have powers to prosecute drivers for careless or dangerous driving offences.
The Brake spokeswoman said: “Using a mobile phone while driving is illegal and highly dangerous and those who do it are selfishly putting other road users’ lives at risk.
“We urge drivers to put their phone in the glovebox, out of reach, and for the government to crack down on illegal phone use, giving drivers the expectation that if they break the law, they will be caught.
“Using a phone behind the wheel should be as unacceptable as drink-driving.”
A spokesman for Police Scotland said no complaint had been received about the incident but officers would investigate if it was reported to them.
Regarding road users using mobile phones at the wheel, he added: “It is extremely disappointing that drivers are still using their mobile phones while driving.
“Resist the temptation to pick up your phone when you’re driving — put it away before setting off or switch it off.
“If you are using hands-free, try to avoid making or answering calls when driving — your attention will still be distracted from the road.”