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Last Updated:  Tuesday, 1 April, 2003, 07:45 GMT 08:45 UK
Crackdown on phone-using drivers
Driver using mobile phone
Police say using a mobile impairs driving
Motorists who talk on mobile phones while driving could be stopped by Humberside Police in a bid to increase road safety.

The force has launched a month-long campaign targeting phone users on the move.

There is no specific law against using a phone while driving, although the government is considering new legislation.

But officers argue that drivers cannot be in full control of a vehicle if they are driving and talking on a mobile at the same time.

They claim there is growing evidence that the use of phones is a factor in many serious collisions.

During April, Humberside traffic patrols will stop phone-using motorists and warn them of the dangers.

If the driver is considered to be not in proper control of the vehicle they will be given a fixed penalty notice.




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