New camera technology which can capture drivers using a mobile phone or without a seatbelt has been introduced in Lancashire.
The new move enables camera technicians to detect speeding offences and also when motorists illegally use mobile phones.
Drivers will face fines and where eligible offered ‘What’s Driving Us?’ diversionary course
Lancashire Constabulary’s assistant chief constable, Tim Jacques, who is also chair of the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety executive board, said: “Sadly we see too many drivers illegally using their mobile phones for calls or even worse texting when they are driving.
“Our aim is to change the behaviour of those who illegally use a phone or don’t wear a seat belt.”
Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, John Fillis, added: “There appears to be an increasing problem with those who think it’s acceptable to put other priorities ahead of their and other people’s safety.
“However there’s absolutely no excuse and I hope this new development in police mobile enforcement provides a deterrent to those drivers who have clearly not considered the potential consequences of taking their attention off the road.