Mobile phone crackdown

Police are out in Somerset checking for drivers using handheld mobile phones while at the wheel. Patrols are out on the county's roads, highlighting the dangers, and catching offenders.

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Mobile users are FOUR times more likely to crash

Figures involving drivers using mobile phones at the wheel Credit: ITV News West Country

Figures obtained from the police by ITV News West Country reveal that:

Motorists are four times more likely to crash when using a mobile

phone. Reaction times are around 50% slower than normal

More than a million drivers have been convicted of using a mobile behind the wheel in the past ten years

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