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Seatbelt-less driver with no MOT or insurance caught on mobile phone while carrying six-year-old passenger

PUBLISHED: 10:13 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:13 18 September 2018

An Ipswich driver was caught on a mobile phone while carrying six-year-old passenger during Suffolk police crackdown. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ROADS AND ARMED POLICING TEAM

An Ipswich driver was caught on a mobile phone while carrying six-year-old passenger during Suffolk police crackdown. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ROADS AND ARMED POLICING TEAM

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If a driver had been caught on a mobile phone while driving, it would be bad enough.

But one motorist caught as part of a police crackdown was not only doing that but also driving without an MOT and insurance whilst not wearing a seatbelt – and with a six-year-old passenger to boot.

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk and Roads Armed Policing Team, who stopped the vehicle in Ipswich on Monday, September 18, also said the child was not in a booster seat.

The MOT had expired in July, they added.

It was the first day of Operation Ringtone, a week-long crackdown by Suffolk police to stop and punish drivers seen using their mobile phones while driving.

The law states that drivers cannot use a mobile phone while the key is in the ignition, which includes checking messages when sitting still in traffic.

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