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109 drivers caught not wearing seatbelts in police crackdown

PUBLISHED: 15:01 02 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:01 02 December 2018

Essex Police set up the checkpoint at Stansted Airport. Picture: STOCKBYTE

Essex Police set up the checkpoint at Stansted Airport. Picture: STOCKBYTE

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More than 100 drivers were caught not wearing a seatbelt at a police road checkpoint set up at Stansted Airport.

Officers from Essex Police’s Roads Policing Unit said they set up the checkpoint on Saturday, December 1 to provide “high visibility reassurance to the public”.

They later Tweeted the results from the day of action, saying that five vehicles were seized for having no insurance.

As well as the 109 drivers caught not wearing a seatbelt, five were found to be using a mobile phone while driving and seven did not have a valid MOT.

Essex Police officers said they also identified six other offences.

Under section 163 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, police have the power to stop a vehicle at any time and they do not need to give a reason. Failing to stop is a criminal offence.

They also have powers to seize any vehicle without insurance under section 165 of the Road Traffic Act.

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