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Drivers urged to switch off mobiles

Brake are running the campaign for Road Safety Week Credit: PA

A crack-down on drivers across the region who use their mobile phone at the wheel will be begin this week.

The campaign from charity Brake comes during Road Safety Week and motorists are being urged to switch off their phone whist driving in order to avoid fatal accidents.

Currently, more than 80,000 drivers across the region have points on their licence for using their mobile phone.