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North Wales Police use unmarked lorry to catch drivers

'Distracted' drivers are being caught out by police using an unmarked lorry.

An operation on Tuesday along the A55 corridor saw drivers being fined for using mobile phones and other offences.

North Wales Police said the use of unmarked vehicles to identify offenders would "remain a priority".

Sgt Andy Roberts said "distractions" at the wheel included speaking on phones, eating, disruptive passengers and "checking the internet".

He added: "During the operation officers observed the drivers of HGVs, large vans and cars committing distraction offences and all were dealt with by fixed penalty notices.

"Our focus here is to ensure drivers have full control of their vehicle at all times, in our efforts to reduce the number killed and injured on our roads."

He said the use of unmarked vehicles "to assist us identify offending motorists to either educate or prosecute individuals will remain a priority in our goal to reduce the number of killed and seriously injured on our roads".

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