More than 1,700 drivers flout road laws

MORE than 1700 motorists have been caught breaking the law during the first three months of 2008.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.

MORE than 1700 motorists have been caught breaking the law during the first three months of 2008.

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.

Figures for March show that 234 motorists were given fixed penalty notices for speeding, 158 motorists or passengers were caught not wearing a seatbelt and 139 motorists were given fixed penalty notices for using a mobile phone or other hand held device while driving.

Chief Inspector Martin Barnes-Smith, from Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, said: “We will continue to crack down on these offences in a bid to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in collisions on the county's roads. By not wearing a seatbelt, by speeding or by using your mobile phone, you are putting yourself and others at serious risk of injury or even death. There are still far too many people taking this risk and I would appeal to them to think about their actions.”

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