More than 200 Pembrokeshire motorists caught in mobile phone crackdown

5:01pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

More than 200 Pembrokeshire motorists were caught using their mobile phones while at the wheel last month.

Dyfed-Powys Police was involved in the All-Wales Anti-Mobile Phone While Driving campaign, which took place over a two week period in October.

The campaign aimed to raise awareness about the real dangers involved when drivers break the law through phoning or texting at the wheel.

Officers carried out proactive patrols to target motorists who endanger other road users through this behaviour and educated drivers on the penalties they face if caught.

In the Dyfed Powys force area 862 notices were given, including 234 in Pembrokeshire.

Dyfed-Powys Police Deputy Chief Constable Carl Langley said: “Dyfed-Powys Police is committed to being robust as a force around those factors which are known to contribute disproportionately to deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

“Any distraction whilst driving is dangerous and making people think twice before driving and using a mobile phone is key, therefore considerable effort was put into this campaign by our officers to make our roads safer for all.

“We are disappointed that so many drivers were prepared to put themselves and others lives at risk whilst behind the wheel, but this result demonstrates that we will not tolerate such behaviour in Dyfed-Powys and hopefully the 862 dealt with here will think twice in future.”

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