Page last updated at 12:55 GMT, Tuesday, 20 April 2010 13:55 UK

Drivers caught in Reading road safety checks

Up to 90 drivers have been caught flouting the law during road safety checks in Berkshire.

Police stopped motorists at Tilehurst, Caversham and at various points along the A329 Oxford Road, in Reading, as part of a five day campaign.

Among the offences drivers were caught using their mobile phones, driving without insurance and flouting speed limits.

More than 60 of those caught were not wearing a seatbelt.

One driver was fined £60 and given three penalty points for having "excessively tinted windows" on their vehicle.

Pc Julian Weal, of Thames Valley Police, said: "Drivers need to understand that using their mobile phone while driving increases their risk of being involved in a collision.

"The occupants of vehicles will also reduce injuries by wearing seatbelts if involved in a crash."



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