Police target phone call drivers

Motorists who use a hand-held mobile phone while driving are being targeted as part of a road safety campaign.

So far 74 motorists have been fined as part of the ‘Think’ campaign, which will run throughout February.

Inspector Bob Turner said: “Over the coming weeks officers will be carrying out regular patrols targeting those flouting the law in relation to mobile phones when driving.

“It only takes a few seconds distraction from a mobile to cause a collision, which can have fatal consequences.

“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.