Devon

Plymouth motoring campaign aimed at younger drivers

Young drivers in a Devon city have been targeted by the police as part of a week-long motoring campaign.

Officers in Plymouth carried out the initiative to educate drivers and reduce the number of collisions and traffic offences committed in the city.

During the campaign drivers were stopped for using mobile phones, not having MoTs or vehicle insurance.

The police aimed the campaign at drivers under 24 - an age range involved in 174 collisions last year.

Pc Ian Tanner said: "These operations were successful in that they were high profile, provided public reassurance, and also targeted drivers and riders who are likely to be involved in injury collisions."

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