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More than 300 drivers used mobile
Driver using mobile phone
Police targeted drivers flouting the new mobile phone rules
A police crackdown on drivers using mobile phones has resulted in 301 people being caught in Cambridgeshire

The motorists were caught driving while using hand-held mobile phones during a month-long campaign throughout March.

Holding a mobile phone while driving is now an endorsable offence, punishable by a 60 fine and three penalty points.

Sgt Simon Goldsmith said: "It only takes a few seconds distraction from a mobile phone to cause an accident with fatal consequences."

He added: "The fact that such a large number of people have been caught using a mobile phone while driving shows that some people are not taking this change in penalty seriously."


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