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Mobile reminder for drivers as 122 break the law

Fri, 01 Jul 2011


Motorists are being reminded that using a mobile phone whilst driving is illegal.

The Department of Infrastructure's Road Safety Unit and the Police have been working together on a campaign, urging drivers to use a handsfree kit whilst behind the wheel.

Operation Handsfree was launched in February, encouraging drivers to use their phone safely or not at all.

So far this year, 122 people have been caught on their phones whilst driving.

Those ignoring the law face a fine of up to £1000.

In 2010, mobile phones were believed the be the cause in 37 crashes on the Island's roads.

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne explains why the campaign is needed [play clip]

 


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