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Last Updated: Monday, 15 November, 2004, 09:53 GMT
Drivers face car phone crackdown
Motorists in Staffordshire who use hand-held mobile phones while they are driving now face an automatic fine.

The crackdown by Staffordshire Police will see officers implementing a law which came into force last December.

Anyone caught using their phone whilst driving will be given a 30 fixed penalty, a spokesman said.

He added: "Not only is it illegal, but offenders who do this are risking their own lives and those of other road users by their behaviour."




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