Over 200 drivers caught using mobile phones

MORE than 200 motorists were caught using a mobile phone while driving during a 12-day police campaign in Cambridgeshire. Police organised a crackdown on motorists who continue to break the law, using unmarked cars and police motorbikes to catch drivers i

MORE than 200 motorists were caught using a mobile phone while driving during a 12-day police campaign in Cambridgeshire.

Police organised a crackdown on motorists who continue to break the law, using unmarked cars and police motorbikes to catch drivers in the act.

The operation took place in March across the county, catching 210 motorists using a handheld mobile phone while driving.

Sergeant Robin Marshall said: "It is disappointing to catch so many motorists breaking the law in such a small space of time.

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

Pc Tony Barrios added: "Cambridgeshire Constabulary take these offences extremely seriously and will continue with our robust enforcement of the law.

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"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."

Since the introduction of the ban on using mobile phones last February, more than 2,000 people have been caught in the county using mobile phones while driving.

Those caught can be issued with a £60 fine and have three points put on their licence.

Last month's operation also caught 17 people speeding, seven vehicles without an MOT and 37 motorists not wearing a seatbelt.

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