Police road safety officers identify 22 traffic offences in roadside operation in Suffolk

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit (stock image). Picture: EDMUND CROSTHWAITE

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit (stock image). Picture: EDMUND CROSTHWAITE - Credit: Archant

More than 20 drivers were stopped and three vehicles were seized as part of a roadside operation in Lowestoft.

Special constables from Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit and Lowestoft’s Safer Neighbourhood Team carried out a day of action at various locations on Sunday. A total of 23 vehicles were brought to the check site in Belvedere Road and 22 traffic offence reports were produced.

Offences included five vehicles found to have no MOT, one was incorrectly registered and three had no insurance.

Two offences related to driving other than in accordance with a licence, two for having tinted windows and one for a number plate not being as prescribed. A further two related to contravening a no right hand turn sign, one for using a mobile phone and one for driving without an L plate.

One fixed penalty notice was issued for not wearing a seatbelt, three vehicles were seized and one driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

Thee prohibitions were issued. These were for brake lights being left on continually, one for defective front suspension and contaminated brakes and for having no rear lights.

One vehicle was recorded as having defective front side lights and beam and another vehicle had faults with its rear lights under the Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme.

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Special Inspector Jeremy Philpot for Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit said: “This was a positive operation which sends a clear message to motorists that dangerous vehicles will not be tolerated on the county’s roads and that the police and partner agencies will take action where necessary.”

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