Mobile effort in Penicuik

A new campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the dangers of driving while using a mobile phone.

Although the act was outlawed in 2003, Penicuik Crime Prevention Panel is becoming increasingly concerned at the number of motorists flouting the law. If caught, motorists face a £60 fine and three penalty points on their licence. In a bid to highlight their fears, the panel has produced car stickers reminding other road users it is an offence to use a mobile phone while driving.

Panel secretary Jack McGowan said: “Drivers should be fully aware that using a mobile phone while driving makes them four times more likely to crash, injuring themselves and other people.”

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