Norfolk Police have launched a campaign to crack down on the number of people using mobile phones whilst driving.
The campaign started on Monday 21st February and runs until Sunday 27th February. It is running alongside #StandingUpForHangingUp campaign launched by the National Police Chiefs’ Council. Inspector Simon Jones for the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team said the aim of the campaign is to place more focus on the offence.
“Using a mobile phone whilst driving is what we define as part of the Fatal Four. It’s one of those offences that’s intrinsically linked to killed and serious injury collisions”.
Between February 2021 and January 2022, 126 drivers were prosecuted for using their phone whilst driving.
“It’s not everyone doing it- it is the minority. But none the less, it’s potentially a very costly minority.”
Drivers who are caught using their phone in any way whilst driving will receive six points on their licence, and a £200 fine. Anyone who has been driving for less than two years could lose their licence.