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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 February 2008, 20:15 GMT
Law-breaking motorists targeted
Nearly 50 Oxfordshire motorists were stopped by police in two hours for using a mobile phone or not wearing a seatbelt while driving.

Officers targeted drivers from 0800 GMT to 1000 GMT on Marsh Lane, Abingdon.

Thirty-two were given 30 fines, which could be swapped for an awareness course from a Road Safety Officer.

Another 14, who were driving while using their mobile phones, were issued with 60 fines and three points on their driving licence.

They were given the option of paying 74 and attending a workshop at a later date instead of taking the penalty points.

One driver's car was seized for driving while uninsured. He was fined 200.

Pc Mark Pilling, of Thames Valley Police, said: "It is disappointing that in just two hours on one stretch of road 32 people were travelling without their seatbelt and 14 were using their mobile phones.

"Drivers know this is illegal and the purpose of these checks is to educate them on the fact these laws are there for a reason and do save lives."

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