Police crackdown on dangerous drivers in Bury St Edmunds

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Forty vehicles were stopped and searched yesterday as part of a operation to clamp down on unsafe drivers.

Police officers from the Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, Sudbury neighbourhood response team and staff from Suffolk Police departments worked alongside Trading Standards and HMRC as part of a day of action at a lorry park on Rougham Hill, Bury St Edmunds.

Out of the 40 vehicles that were stopped, only eight were free of all offences.

Sergeant Julian Ditcham said: “We’re continuing to work hard to minimise the amount of dangerous drivers and vehicles using our road network, and we’re really pleased with the results of this operation.

“The fact that only eight vehicles had no offences shows how important it is that we continue to crack down on drivers, and we will be holding similar days of action in the future.”

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Offences included vehicles with defective tyres, no MOT, dangerous condition, and drivers with no licences and no insurance.

The day of action was part of a series of operations that Suffolk Police has carried out throughout the year across the county.

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