Police bid to shame mobile offenders
An operation by Merseyside Police to shame people using a mobile phone while driving has detected 72 offenders to date.
Operation Mobile Cam, which was launched in Sefton on 17 May, saw officers stopping offenders at hotspots in the area. Each motorist was videoed by officers wearing headcams or using handheld camcorders, and issued with a £60 fine and three penalty points.
Their images will now be published on the Merseyside Police website and given to the local media.
The operation is aimed at deterring people from using their phones while driving and was widely publicised in advance.
Area commander for Sefton, chief superintendent Mark Matthews said: "This week's operation is just the first and our officers will continue to look for offenders.
“We will be holding more of these days in Sefton in the very near future and if motorists do not wish to see their images published on the Merseyside Police website or in the media they must stop using their phone when they are driving.
"We are currently running a pilot scheme in Sefton but once its success has been established it will be rolled out across the Merseyside force area."
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