CHESHIRE police will be out in force during February to target motorists who commit any moving offences.
Due to a continued rise in driving offences over the winter period - which includes use of mobile phones, not observing the speed limits and driving vehicles with defects - dedicated patrols across Cheshire West will not only be communicating the dangers of using mobile phones while driving but warning motorists they face prosecution if they continue to put others at risk.
This is a high visibility operation to not only deter and detect offending motorists but to reassure members of the community with increased high profile policing.
Sergeant Rachel Gallagher of Road Policing said: “We want to hit this head on, as the message is still not getting through to drivers who use their mobile phone whilst driving.
“We are pulling up motorists on an almost daily basis and therefore a reinforced driving message is needed to serve as a reminder but also to provide a deterrent to those who continue to disobey the law.”
In conjunction with this, a police operation has been running from November 1-January 31 to crack down on the use of mobile devices whilst driving.
Reaction times for drivers using a phone are around 50% slower than normal driving. Go to www.cheshire.police.uk for more information in your area.