Other drivers were seen brushing their teeth, doing their make-up and using iPads on steering wheels
A driver was caught having a shave during a police crackdown on bad motorway driving.
Police also spotted a lorry driver brushing his teeth, a woman doing her make-up in the rear view mirror and two van drivers reading newspapers while they drove.
One driver was seen reading a map on the steering wheel, two were caught using iPads, one was seen using a laptop and one van driver was seen accessing Facebook on a mobile phone.
The five-day Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police crackdown, named Operation Tramline, resulted in 198 motorists being prosecuted.
During the operation, which was carried out from Monday to Friday last week, an HGV qualified police officer drove an unmarked Scania lorry cab while an observer recorded any offences committed. A total of 126 car and 25 lorry drivers were caught using their mobile phones, and another 31 were distracted by other means.
Two tractor drivers, a taxi driver, 38 van drivers and a recovery truck driver were also caught using a mobile phone.
All were issued with notices that will result in a £100 fine and three points on their licence.
Sgt Paul Dimond, who co-ordinated Operation Tramline, described the distractions as ‘very dangerous’, adding: “Many of the people stopped agreed with the police action and were very embarrassed having been caught on their phones.”
Other offences dealt with included not wearing a seat belt, careless or inconsiderate driving, speeding, no MOT, no insurance, failing to stop at a red light and lighting defects.