POLICE are cracking down on drivers who use their mobile phone behind the wheel.

Forces across Wales have said tackling the habit, which can cause distraction, potentially resulting in serious injury or a fatal collision, is a priority.

Superintendent Huw Meredith 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 five 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.

“The message is simple – don’t take the risk.”

Using a mobile while driving could earn you six penalty points on your licence and a fine of £200.

If your case goes to court, you could be disqualified from driving or riding and get a fine of up to £1,000.

Drivers of buses or goods vehicles could get a maximum fine of £2,500.

Members of the public can now submit video clips and photographs of problem drivers - including those who drive dangerously or carelessly, use a mobile phone while driving or ignore traffic lights, at gosafesnap.wales