Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Twelve people charged during police phone campaign

Driver using a mobile phone
Image caption Using a mobile phone when you are driving can earn you a fine of £250

Twelve drivers have been prosecuted after being caught using their mobile phones at the wheel since the start of a police campaign on the Isle of Man.

The motorists have all appeared in court and were fined £250 each for using a mobile phone whilst driving.

A police spokesman said motorists using a mobile phone were 50% more likely to have an accident.

Insp Britton, from the Roads Policing Unit, said drivers needing to use their mobiles should use hands-free kits.

The next police campaign, called Operation Bright Lights, will aim to combat vehicles that are not road worthy, with a particular focus on headlights.

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