Drivers targeted by police
NEARLY 50 motorists have been caught after a day of action by police to tackle drivers committing road traffic offences in the Woodbridge area.Officers handed out 20 fixed penalty notices for speeding offences and nine to those not wearing seatbelts.
NEARLY 50 motorists have been caught after a day of action by police to tackle drivers committing road traffic offences in the Woodbridge area.
Officers handed out 20 fixed penalty notices for speeding offences and nine to those not wearing seatbelts.
Motorists were also prosecuted for 19 other traffic offences, including document offences and vehicle defects.
Two other days were also held in Lowestoft - when police joined forces with VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) and the DVLA - and Beccles, with dozens more lorry and car drivers caught.
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Inspector Sally Gallant said police would continue to target those committing road traffic offences.
“What these drivers seem to fail to realise is that they are putting their lives and the lives of other innocent motorists at risk,” she said.
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“Driving too fast, without a seatbelt or while using a mobile phone can all have fatal consequences and police see the results of these collisions every week.
“We've heard the argument 'if I choose not to wear a seatbelt it's only me that's going to get hurt' but that's a very poor argument. What about your close friends and family? How would they feel if you died just for the sake of wearing a seatbelt? What if you're seriously injured or disfigured?
“Wearing a seatbelt is a simple measure that can mean the difference between life and death, minor injury and serious injury.
“We will continue to ask motorists to take responsibility for themselves and to consider other road users, but we will also continue to target those who break the law.”