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Calls for tougher penalties for mobile phone drivers

It's Road Safety Week in the West Country.

As well as warnings about drink-driving, students in Bristol have been taught the dangers of using mobile phones at the wheel.

30,000 drivers in the South West have points on their licences for the offence. But Joe Burns from road safety charity, Brake says they want tougher penalties.

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.

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