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#151590 - 20th Mar 2007 9:15am Month long Enforcement Campaign
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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.

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Okay a few day's late spotting this one,
but there is a good month of it yet to run.
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#151591 - 20th Mar 2007 9:19am Re: Month long Enforcement Campaign [Re: Mark]
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700 motorists across Merseyside received fixed penalty notices


Good work if you can get it !

Who gets the money?
What's it spent on?
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#151601 - 20th Mar 2007 11:41am Re: Month long Enforcement Campaign [Re: Mark]
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The money from penalty notices from these types of offences, usually goes towards educating drivers against offending in the future, running media campaigns etc...

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