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Dozens stopped in single day in Colchester and Grays for failing to wear seatbelt

PUBLISHED: 23:43 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 23:43 05 September 2017

Dozens were stopped as police cracked down on motoring offences

Dozens were stopped as police cracked down on motoring offences

Essex Police stopped more than 70 people in Colchester and Grays in Tuesday last week for not wearing seatbelts, as part of a day of action on driving offences.

Officers stopped vehicles in Cowdrey Avenue in Colchester, and Lodge Lane in Grays, where a combined total of 71 were caught not wearing a seatbelt. There were also 53 drivers speeding, 12 using a phone behind the wheel, three driving carelessly and 38 stopped with no insurance or MOT.

Officers seized 10 vehicles as a result.

Matt Hine from Essex Police’s casualty reduction unit said: “The operations were a success with 71 people found to be driving without a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt is a legal requirement and really could save your life.

“We continue to remind drivers to wear a seatbelt, make sure their vehicles are road worthy, by checking lights and tyre pressure in order to stay safe, as well as to prepare for the winter months ahead.”

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