Police crack down on drivers using mobiles

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EIGHTY-EIGHT motorists face prosecution for distracted driving following a police sting.

Of those, 55 were caught using mobile phones while driving during the five-day Operation Tramline across motorways in Hampshire and roads on the Isle of Wight.

Four vehicles were dedicated to the operation last week including two marked cars, one marked motorbike in Hampshire with another in Thames Valley, and a hired unmarked Scania lorry cab.

Sgt Diamond said: ‘Should you crash whilst driving distracted or on your phone, causing death by careless driving is punishable by 14 years in prison and we will seek to robustly prosecute anyone committing these offences.’

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