Education and enforcement are key to preventing mobile phone use at the wheel
Today's report by the RAC on the number of people feeling relaxed about using a mobile phone whilst driving highlights the important role police forces have in educating and taking action against those who commit such offences.
National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Roads Policing, Chief Constable Suzette Davenport said:
“We share RAC’s concerns about the level of mobile phone use by drivers, particularly as phones are becoming 'smarter'. Our approach is a blend of education and enforcement.
“We run national operations and forces take action locally. We will continue to stress the dangerous consequences, and arrest offenders but we also need people to take responsibility for their behaviour behind the wheel and exert some social pressure on family and friends who take this risk.”