Cracking down on dangerous driving

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Cracking down on dangerous driving

More than four thousand seven hundred offences were recorded by police during a two week crackdown on dangerous driving,. Hundreds of drivers were stopped for using mobile phones and not having insurance, whilst officers say they also dealt with more than 500 cyclists - many of which had jumped a red light.

RoadPeace research shows that mobile phone usage in cars for calls, texting or social media slows reaction times more than being just above the drink-drive limit. They say that despite recent changes in penalties, much more needs to be done on detection, charging, training, use of technology and police procedures.

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