SWITCH OFF BEFORE YOU DRIVE OFF
The Gwynedd-Môn Road Safety Partnership are supporting North Wales Police with their two week campaign that will run through October which aims to reduce the number’s of drivers who risk using a mobile phone whilst driving. The force will be clamping down on those who continue to ignore the law and endanger all other road users, there will be a zero tolerance approach. Gwynedd will be promoting the campaign at Bangor City Football Club, a flyer will be handed out with each programme and officers will be on hand to discuss the campaign with supporters at the event.
Despite the law change in February 2007 where using a mobile phone while driving can result in three penalty points and a further increase to a £100 fine back in August this year, drivers in Wales are still persisting with this dangerous activity and breaking the law.
Nearly 1,000 motorists were caught using their mobile phones while at the wheel during the 2012 campaign with 148 fixed penalty notices being handed out in North Wales.