34 people stopped for using phones while driving in East Yorkshire
Dozens of drivers have been stopped by police in the East Riding after they were spotted using their mobile phones.
In total, 34 people were stopped by officers between Monday and Saturday last week as part of a campaign aimed at raising awareness of mobile phone misuse.
"I have looked at the individual collisions and spoken to the attending officers - it has been the case that there are a large number of collisions contributable to mobile phone use. This is not necessarily persons using the phone to call someone, but texting, use of the internet and social media. All these seem to involve the driver looking down at their phone and becoming engrossed. "
– Simon Carlisle, Casualty Reduction Officer for the East Riding
In December last year at York Crown Court a woman given a four year jail term for "tweeting" her friend whilst driving. She collided with a car and killed a passenger.
Last August, 10-year-old Sabah Saleem and her three-year-old brother Rayhan were left for dead by a hit and run driver in the Hyde Park area of Leeds. Sabah has had a series of gruelling operations, but she has now been allowed home from hospital to celebrate her birthday, as Jon Hill reports.
Road safety campaigners are warning that drivers are becoming complacent about driving in snow and rain. The Huddersfield charity, Brake says only one in six drivers carry out basic winter safety checks.
Video: Family warn about dangers of texting and driving
There are fresh warnings about deadly dangers of texting while driving after a Yorkshire family were left devastated.
Mary Rutherford died when the car she was in was hit by a driver who was sending a message on her mobile phone at the time. Tonight Mary's daughter has spoken to Calendar to warn everyone do not text and drive.
Next month the driver who caused Mary's death will be sentenced in court.
Texting at the wheel: my mum didn't deserve to die like that
The daughter of a woman killed by a driver who was texting at the wheel is warning of the dangers.
Mary Rutherford died on the road where the crash happened north of Hull. Her daughter, Dawn Timmings, says her mother did not deserve to die that way. We have her full story on Calendar at 6pm on ITV1.
The family of a teenager killed by a drunk driver who was speeding through Otley will travel to London today to ask for a change in the law. Sixteen year old Jamie Still was hit as he crossed Boroughgate on New Year's Eve, 2010.
Max Mcrae was jailed for four years for causing death by dangerous driving but was allowed to keep his licence for eight months while on bail. MP Greg Mulholland will travel with Jamie's mother and sister to speak to the Justice Minister Crispin Blunt.
They hope that anyone charged with a similar offence will have their licence suspended as part of their bail conditions.