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Texting and driving campaign

More than 120 people were caught driving while using a mobile phone in Norfolk and Suffolk during a week-long campaign in May.

In total, 122 motorists received Traffic Offence Reports (TORs), 118 for driving while using a mobile phone and four for not being in proper control of a vehicle.

Roads policing officers from Norfolk and Suffolk support the campaign led by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) which ran from Monday 23 May until Sunday 29 May.

County results breakdown:

Norfolk

  • Driving while using a mobile phone: 69
  • Not in proper control of a vehicle: 3

Suffolk

  • Driving while using a mobile phone: 49
  • Not in proper control of a vehicle: 1

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, said: "Using a mobile phone behind the wheel increases your chances of being involved in a collision and no message or call is so important that you could end up putting yourself and others in harm’s way. Clearly there’s still many drivers taking the risk and our efforts to target these motorists will continue.”

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green said: "I have zero tolerance for people who use a mobile phone whilst driving.

"My message to these drivers: Wake up, don’t be so selfish and stop risking your own life and those around you. Pull over and turn off your engine if you need to use your phone.”