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Police target law-breaking motorists

driver using mobile phone while driving
Police say drivers are four times more likely to have accidents if they drive while using a mobile phone.
A police campaign gets underway next week aimed at motorists who use mobile phones while driving and those not wearing seatbelts.

Police units are being set up locally and in Potters Bar, Hatfield, and Welwyn Garden City.

A police spokesperson said there will be an emphasis on speeding and safety offences, but that they will also be on the lookout for mobile phone and seatbelt offences.

“The idea behind the campaign is to reduce accidents and raise the public’s awareness of road safety. Speed is a major factor in accidents and the faster the speed, the longer the stopping distance. The faster the speed, the more serious the injuries caused,” the spokesperson said.

The campaign runs from 28 June to 2 July. You can discuss this and other issues in this site's forum

25 June 2004

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