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Police target drivers using mobile phones

Following an operation in Stratford on Friday (21 September), 13 traffic offence reports were issued to drivers who were found using their mobile phone behind the wheel.

Patrol officers led the operation with support from roads policing and neighbourhood officers. The operation was focused on education as well as enforcement, with posters placed in local establishments and community engagement throughout the town.

Following the operation, Sergeant Alexander Hunt of Warwickshire Police said:

"Using a mobile phone behind the wheel significantly increases your risk of being involved in a crash. Every year people across the country are involved in fatal collisions as a result of using mobile phones whilst driving.

"We want to ensure that Warwickshire roads are a safe place for everyone and hopefully this is shown by our proactive and robust approach.

"Road safety is paramount to us as we strive to protect people from harm, on and off the roads. There will be more operations like this and similar in the future".

Drivers caught using their mobile phones while driving can face a £200 fine and a 6 point endorsement on their licence.

Issued: 4pm, Tuesday 25 September, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 25/09/18