Motorists caught out in Hatfield road safety operation

FOURTEEN people were caught using their mobile phone while driving in the rush hour yesterday (Thursday). Road safety officers targeted the Comet roundabout in Hatfield for one hour in the morning. As well as the 14 using their phones, they also spotted:

FOURTEEN people were caught using their mobile phone while driving in the rush hour yesterday (Thursday).

Road safety officers targeted the Comet roundabout in Hatfield for one hour in the morning.

As well as the 14 using their phones, they also spotted:

* five people drinking hot drinks.


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* four people eating breakfast.

* two people reading.

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* two people adjusting sat-nav systems.

* one person taking off their jacket.

Theresa Casbard, head of road safety at Herts County Council, said: "The chances of being involved in a serious collision greatly increase if you drive while distracted by mobile phones and other activities.

"The risks some people are taking are unbelievable."

Further coverage will be in next week's WHT.

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