GLOUCESTERSHIRE Chief Constable Suzette Davenport has accused the Government of failing to get tough on drivers who use mobile phones at the wheel because it would not be a vote winner.
Ms Davenport, who is the lead for roads policing for the Association of Chief Police Officers, told the BBC Radio 5 live breakfast show: "My view is that if someone is caught twice using a mobile phone within a period of time we should be considering things like disqualifications for short periods of time.
"I believe if we don't do something fundamentally different we are going to have lost this."
With the May general election looming, Ms Davenport claimed the Government does not want to bring in tougher laws. She said: "I don't think it would be popular with lots of people.
"There are lots of things I talk abou...