Month Long Enforcement Campaign
Merseyside Police will be shining the spotlight today (March 16) on drivers who fail to "Switch off and Belt up" as they continue their month long Enforcement Campaign, targeting seatbelts and mobile phones.
During the "Spotlight Day" Officers on foot patrol will be out at road junctions across the Force to spot anyone who uses their mobile phones while they're behind the wheel and ensuring that drivers and passengers wear their seatbelts.
The spotlight day follows the change in law which came into force on Tuesday February 27, which now means that using a mobile phone whilst driving could incur a £60 fine, three points on your licence or a two-year prison term.
In addition to Mobile Phone and Seat Belt Offences, Officers will also be concentrating on drivers who disregard road traffic signs and signals and will be adopting a zero tolerance approach towards motorists seen driving through red traffic light signals or not correctly observing road signs and markings.
During a similar day of activity carried out in November last year, over 700 motorists across Merseyside received fixed penalty notices or court summons for failure to wear a seatbelt or using a mobile phone whilst driving. Full Storey
Okay a few day's late spotting this one,
but there is a good month of it yet to run.