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Local police launch phone-driving blitz

 
Created on 22/01/2018 @ 20:30
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Motorists in the Welshpool area using their mobile phones will be targeted under a new clampdown launched on Monday.

Dyfed-Powys Police Roads Policing Units will be using an intelligence-led approach, targeting known hotspots to detect offenders.

Superintendent Huw Meredith, Dyfed-Powys Police, said: “Using a handheld mobile device while driving takes attention away from the road and along with drink driving, speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and driving carelessly, is one of the ‘Fatal 5’; the 5 most common causes of fatal road traffic collisions.

“Dyfed-Powys Police is committed to working in partnership with Go Safe to make our roads as safe as possible and reduce the number of collisions and casualties.”

Drivers are being reminded that there will be a £200 fine and six penalty points for anyone caught. They added that should the case go to court, offenders could be disqualified from driving and get a fine of up to £1,000. Drivers of buses or goods vehicles could get a fine of £2,500.

Members of the public can also support by submitting footage and images showing traffic offences being committed to https://gosafesnap.wales/.


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