ALMOST 200 motorists have been stopped for using their mobile phones while driving in just two weeks.

Cheshire Police posted the stark figures on social media stating that is nearly 200 times where innocent road users lives have been put at risk.

The Twitter post added: "That text, call, refresh of your newsfeed... It's not worth dying for."

Cheshire Police are taking part in the national crackdown against road users who use their mobile phone behind the wheel until Sunday, February 21.

Officers will be out and about on the lookout for people using their mobile phone behind the wheel, or any of the other Fatal 5 offences (careless driving, speeding, drink/drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt).

It’s a well-known fact that using a mobile phone while driving is one of the main contributory factors in a fatal collision so officers will be looking for anyone taking a call, texting or scrolling through their phone while driving.

Head of Cheshire’s Roads and Crime Unit, Jon Betts, said: “National statistics suggest that drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel are four times more likely to be involved in a collision.

“The majority, if not all, road users know that it is against the law to use their mobile phone while driving, yet some still decide to do it anyway. Many people even try and hide it down by their laps in a bid to avoid being caught.

“There is no excuse. If caught using your mobile phone while driving, you will face the prospect of a £200 fine and six penalty points on your licence and, if you’re under 21, you could lose your licence. If you think you could be tempted to look at your mobile phone, then leave it well out of reach. That call/text/post on social media is not worth dying for.”