A major campaign's underway across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire targeting those who use their mobile phone whilst driving.
More than 1500 people were caught on their phone while they were at the wheel across the three counties last year
More than 1,500 people were caught using their mobile phone across Beds, Cambs and Herts in 2018:
- 371 in Bedfordshire
- 483 in Cambridgeshire
- 717 in Hertfordshire
81 per cent of those dealt with were men.
In Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, they were mainly aged between 22 and 36 years old, whilst in Hertfordshire the age band was 27 - 41 years old
If you’re caught using a phone whilst driving or riding you will get an automatic Fixed Penalty Notice which means six points on your licence and a fine of £200.
If you passed your driving test in the last two years, you’ll lose your licence.