More than 40 vehicles stopped during six hour multi-agency operation in Kesgrave
PUBLISHED: 21:57 18 December 2014 | UPDATED: 21:57 18 December 2014
More than 40 vehicles were stopped and checked during a six-hour multi-agency operation in Kesgrave on Sunday.
During the operation, 15 Special Constables, including officers attached to the Roads Policing and Firearms Unit, worked with the HMRC Road Fuel Testing Unit (RFTU) between 9.30am and 3.30pm outside Kesgrave High School on Main Road.
In total 44 vehicles were stopped, resulting in 44 negative breath tests and ten advisory notices being issued for various vehicle defects including defective lights, exhausts and steering.
Nine course offers were issued for excess speed, four Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) were issued for excess speeding, one FPN was issued for no MOT certificate and one FPN was issued for not wearing a seat belt.
The HMRC RFTU also dipped more than 35 vehicles checking for red diesel, and all were negative.
Richard Bryanton, Special Constabulary Superintendent, said: “The aim was to target motorists for defects and road traffic offences to make Suffolk roads safer.
“Officers from the Special Constabulary worked closely with other agencies and departments to pull the session together to help improve overall road safety through a mix of education and enforcement.”