Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 2°C

Search

152 motorists found speeding in one day operation by Essex Police

PUBLISHED: 20:58 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 20:58 10 November 2017

Police traffic safety checks. Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT

Police traffic safety checks. Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT

Archant

152 drivers were found to be speeding in one day in an operation run by Essex Police.

The operation which was run in conjunction with Essex County Council, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and volunteers from Community Speedwatch.

Volunteers from six Community Speedwatch groups recorded 152 speeding drivers in the Colchester area.

In addition, 20 drivers were dealt with for using mobile phones. 16 people had no valid MOT’s on their vehicles.

Six vehicles were seized because drivers had no licence or insurance.

Matt Hine, operational tasking supervisor at the Essex Police Casualty Reduction Section, said: “We regularly carry out operations like this across the county with our partners and it is disappointing to see drivers still continue to flout laws that are in place for their own safety and that of their passengers, other road users and pedestrians.”

A Suffolk professor has urged parents to have frequent, honest conversations with girls about their online activity in order to protect them from potential risks.

Staff at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket are celebrating after the facility was rated ‘excellent’ following an inspection.

Commuters on the A14 eastbound are facing delays after an accident near Newmarket involving two vehicles.

A cyber criminal from Colchester has admitted running a product testing service which allowed hackers to see whether their malicious software could beat anti-virus scanners.

Has the bubble burst for shoppers in Bury St Edmunds?

What do you think when you hear the phrase “Essex girl”? - writes Lauren Hockney.

Fewer vulnerable people across the region will go hungry thanks to the opening of a new food distribution hub in Ipswich.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

London Boat Show 2018

cover

Click here to view
London Boat
Show supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24