Clampdown on in-car phone use

Police forces across the region have launched a fresh campaign against people using handheld phones while driving. It comes as the charity Brake calls for hands free calls to be banned as well, saying they are a distraction for drivers

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Police forces across the region start clampdown on handheld mobile phone use in cars

Woman on phone in car (posed by model) Credit: PA

Police officers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Northamptonshire are among those across the country who are taking part in a campaign to tackle drivers who use handheld mobile phones while driving.

According to the motoring safety charity Brake, 80,000 drivers in East Anglia have points on their licence for being distracted while driving by mobile phone use or other distractions

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