Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Police campaign warns drivers about mobile phone use

A road safety campaign has been started by Isle of Man police to stop motorists using their mobile phones while driving.

Last year, 37 road traffic accidents on the island were caused by drivers being distracted at the wheel.

The campaign will use radio adverts and posters to remind motorists to enable Bluetooth hands free devices when driving and not to send text messages.

Using a mobile phone whilst driving can lead to a penalty of up to £1,000.

Operation Hands Free is a joint initiative between the police and the Department of Infrastructure's Road Safety Unit.

Insp Mark Britton of the Roads Policing Unit said: "Don't risk causing an accident or being prosecuted, make sure you are hands free or pull over safely if you need to answer a call."

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