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
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.”