Road Safety Week 2013

The 'Brake' charity says that more than 30,000 drivers in the South West have points on their licence for using a mobile phone at the wheel.

Brake calls for tougher penalties

A road safety charity says it wants tougher penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel. The offence carries a penalty of 3 points and a £100 pound fine.

New figures show 30,000 drivers in the South West have been caught. The charity Brake says stricter rules must be put in place.

Laura Makin-Isherwood reports.

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30,000 south west drivers fined for using mobile

30,000 south west drivers fined for using mobile Credit: ITV News West Country

Drivers across our region are being told to avoid the dangers of using a mobile phone while on the road.

The 'Brake' charity says that more than 30 thousand drives in the South West have points on their licence for using a mobile phone at the wheel.

Today marks the start of 'Road Safety Week' across the UK.