Drivers on the phone

More than 280 motorists were caught using a mobile while driving during an enforcement campaign.

Throughout February officers took part in the ‘Think’ road safety campaign to target mobile offences.

PC Stephen Gedny, Casualty Reduction Officer, said: “Statistics show that you are much more likely to be involved in a collision if you are distracted from using a mobile phone.

“It therefore never fails to surprise me that there are so many motorists flouting the law.

“Roads can be a dangerous place when the law is not respected and adhered to. If we are to reduce the number of fatalities and casualties on the county’s roads it is vital people comply with the law.”

Last year 2535 drivers were issued with the £60 fixed penalty notice and three points on their licence.