Over 5000 people were caught by police using their mobile phones while driving last year. Officers have recently launched a month long crackdown and will be both education and fining drivers.
Using a mobile while driving be it texting or making a voice call is distracting said Chief Inspector Debbie Howard. ‘The consequences can be catastrophic as it distracts the driver and can lead to fatal accidents’ Motorists caught will get a £60.00 fine plus 3 points on their licence, or they may be dealt with more severely at a court.
So Stans advice is turn your phone off when you are driving, then you won’t be tempted to check for texts, or to answer a call. Better to miss a call and arrive saftely than answer the call but not arrive at all…..
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