Police forces launch all-Wales mobile phone campaign
The four Welsh police forces, in partnership with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, the Welsh Assembly Government, and Road Safety Wales have launched an anti mobile phone driving campaign.
Police patrols targeting mobile phone driving will increase across Welsh roads during April to promote the safety message and raise awareness of the dangers and penalties.
Assistant chief constable Richard Lewis of South Wales Police said: “The campaign is aimed at raising awareness amongst drivers about the real dangers involved when driving whilst using a mobile phone.
“It doesn’t matter if you’ve got the phone to your ear or you’re texting on your lap, research shows that it affects concentration and reduces hazard perception and reactions.
“One of the five major contributory factors in all fatal and serious injury collisions nationally, involve the misuse of mobile phones by drivers.”
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