Drivers using mobile phones behind wheel targeted by police in Burnley

GOING: A number of Police Community Support Officers are set to go. (S)
GOING: A number of Police Community Support Officers are set to go. (S)

DRIVERS who use their phones are being targeted by police in Burnley.

The crackdown is part of a safety campaign also covering pedestrians using mobile phones, iPods and MP3 players while out and about.

Road policing Inspector Martin Bishop said: “The consequences of driving while using a mobile phone can be catastrophic. It diverts attention away from the road and increases the chances of being involved in a road traffic collision.

“We are determined to reduce the number of people who are killed and seriously injured on our roads. We take action against those who use mobile phones while driving throughout the year but the concentrated activity taking place this month sets out to let drivers know that this behaviour will simply not be tolerated.”