WIRRAL drivers will be among those targeted by a new police crackdown on people who use their phones at the wheel.
Throughout January Merseyside Police will be carrying out enforcement across Merseyside aimed at motorists not wearing a seat belt or driving whilst using their mobile phones.
Officers said both of these offences can contribute to serious road traffic collisions.
They have chosen this week because it is said to be the unofficial start of the new year for a lot of people.
Enforcement officers will be in unmarked cars.
Anyone found using a mobile phone while driving or not wearing their seatbelt is liable for a £60 fine and three penalty points.
If a driver is found to have been using a mobile phone at the time of a collision they could be charged with dangerous driving.