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Crackdown on drivers using phones in Derbyshire

Police are cracking down on drivers using their mobile phones at the wheel in north Derbyshire villages.

Officers will be making spot checks in Tideswell and the surrounding villages following complaints from residents.

Drivers caught using hand-held mobile phones face a £60 fine and three points on their licence.

Pc Kevin Lowe said: "It's best to switch your phone off completely while you're driving to avoid the temptation."

He added: "But if that call or text is urgent please make sure you pull over in a safe place before checking your phone."

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