Essex police pull over 50 motorists driving without a seatbelt in Stanway
Essex police have stopped more than 50 motorists driving without a seatbelt during a road policing operation in Stanway.
During the operation, in Essex Yeomanry Way on Thursday, February 1, officers also pulled over 10 people using their mobile phone while driving, four with illegal number plates, five with tinted windows, six vehicles with tyres or bodywork in poor condition and one car without an MOT.
Matt Hine, of Essex Police’s casualty reduction section, said: “We are still finding that people are taking risks by not wearing a seatbelt, putting themselves and other people within the vehicle in immediate danger.
“We have been experiencing extremely cold conditions in Essex, in cases snow and ice, and a seatbelt in a collision really can help save your life.
“Our operations are not only keeping roads users and pedestrians safe, they also help warn and educate drivers about their dangerous actions.”