Every driver in a crash will have their mobile seized in a bid to cut deaths caused by phoning and texting at the wheel. Police have been ordered to check if motorists broke the law by using their phones in the moments before any accident. The move is likely to see mobiles being taken away by officers as evidence in prosecutions. Police chiefs believe it is necessary to combat the growing numbers killed or seriously injured because drivers are distracted. The move was welcomed last night by charities and pressure groups who have accused police and politicians of failing to make road safety a priority. Full story >>
To seize (= 'sees') is to take something using official power and force. • Customs officials have seized 100 kilos of cocaine.