Drivers warned to put mobile phones down before driving on or off the Torpoint ferry
TORPOINT police have warned motorists to stop using their phones when they drive off and on the ferry.
The warning comes after staff at the Torpoint Ferry alerted officers that they had seen an increase in the numbers of drivers driving on to the ferries whilst talking on their mobile phones.
Acting Sergeant Chris Chilcott said: "I appreciate that whilst drivers are sat in the ferry lanes they might make a call or answer their mobile.
"But when they drive off from the ferry lanes towards their ferry then they are still on a road and committing an offence.
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"The ferry staff have had several near misses due to drivers not concentrating.
"We have conducted stop checks in the ferry lanes in January and plan to complete some in February, so please be more considerate."