POLICE have recently caught 18 motorists using a mobile phone while driving.
Officers from the Olton and Silhill neighbourhood policing team acted after receiving complaints from residents.
Sergeant Paul OReilly said: "The current law has been in existence for five years so there is no excuse for the motorists we stop."The statistics speak for themselves; you are four times more likely to crash when using a mobile phone while driving.
"Mobile phones are a distraction. No phone call, text message or any other update is worth risking your life, or the life of another motorist.
"We are as equally determined to take action against drivers using the roads in our community who do not have the necessary insurance.
"Uninsured drivers have a cost implication for everyone. It is estimated insured drivers incur an extra s30 on their annual insurance premium because of uninsured drivers."
Motorists using a mobile phone while driving face a £60 fine and three penalty points on their licence.