Police Updates

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The following is a local policing update for Downham Market neighbourhood

Weekly crime summary 1 March 2017

Police support mobile phone campaign as penalties double

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk will be targeting drivers who text and talk behind the wheel as part of a national campaign.

Under new law drivers found committing this offence will now receive six points on their driving licence and a £200 fine.

During the most recent campaign, held in January, 102 tickets were issued in Norfolk, while 149 were issued in Suffolk.

Driving while using a mobile phone is one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which makes you more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a collision; alongside speeding, drink driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

Commenting on the new penalties, Ch Insp Barnard added: “These new changes will have a significant impact on young motorist offenders; if you get just six points in the first two years of passing your test, you will lose your licence.”

Thank you.

Overview from King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Policing Commander
Superintendent Dennis Lacey

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