1,200 drivers break law in two months

MORE than 1200 motorists have been caught breaking the law on Suffolk's roads in just two months.In total 21 people have been caught speeding, using their mobile phone or found not to be wearing a seatbelt every day in the first two months of the year.

Anthony Bond

MORE than 1,200 motorists have been caught breaking the law on Suffolk's roads in just two months, police have revealed.

It means an average of 21 people every day have been caught either speeding, using their mobile phone or found not to be wearing a seatbelt.

Suffolk police say the figures show there are still people failing to abide by the law, putting themselves and others at risk of serious injury or death.

Chief Inspector Martin Barnes-Smith said: “I'd like to put out a clear message: break the law on Suffolk's roads and you will be caught.

“I'd also like to make an appeal: if you know someone who drives too fast, who doesn't wear their seatbelt, or who uses their mobile phone while driving, please remind them of the potential consequences and how irresponsible their actions are.

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“Unfortunately there are still a minority of people who are intent on endangering their own lives and the lives of others. We need to change their attitude to road safety and make Suffolk an even safer place to travel.”

In January 241 motorists were given fixed penalty notices for speeding, 121 motorists or passengers were caught not wearing a seatbelt and 126 motorists were given fixed penalty notices for using a mobile phone or other hand held device while driving.

In February 200 motorists were given fixed penalty notices for speeding, 410 motorists or passengers were caught not wearing a seatbelt and 156 motorists were given fixed penalty notices for using a mobile phone or other hand held device while driving.

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