Over a hundred motorists caught using phone in just two days since new laws in force - The Solihull Observer

Over a hundred motorists caught using phone in just two days since new laws in force

Solihull Editorial 3rd Mar, 2017   0

More than 100 motorists have been caught using their mobile phone at the wheel in just two days – as traffic cops use new stronger penalties to crackdown on distracted drivers in the West Midlands.

Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) are enforcing the tougher Government laws which mean a £200 fine and six penalty points for those caught.

A week-long police crackdown has been launched by CMPG – which is made up of our officers as well as those from Staffordshire and West Mercia police forces – to coincide with the increased punishments which came into force on Wednesday (1 March).

There have already been 117 drivers caught for being distracted at the wheel on routes around the region – including busy stretches such as the M6, M5 and M42.




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