Police in Rutland have started a five-day long crackdown on motorists driving while using hand-held mobile phones.
The campaign is aimed at reducing the number of road accidents in the county.
Patrols will be in place from Monday and officers will remind drivers they face a £60 fine and three penalty points on their licence.
Motorists will also be given a credit card-sized disc which contains a short video about the dangers of driving while sending text messages.
Sgt Lee Morris said: "Driving while talking on a mobile phone is very dangerous because it is so distracting.
"The biggest problem is that your concentration is impaired, and that could result in you crashing and hurting yourself, hurting somebody else, or worst of all killing somebody.
"According to the Transport Research Laboratory, phone-using drivers are four times more likely to crash - so our campaign is designed to stop and educate motorists to get the message through to them that it isn't acceptable to talk on a mobile while driving."