Motorists targeted in west of county

MOTORISTS in west Suffolk have also been targeted as part of the crackdown.

MOTORISTS in west Suffolk have also been targeted as part of the crackdown.

An operation to combat illegal driving in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Haverhill saw more than 40 officers tackling speeding, drink driving and using mobile phones while at the wheel.

Chief Inspector, Neal Atwell, who led Operation Guardian said the focus was on casualty reduction through enforcement and education.

He said: “We need to change the behaviour of drivers who continue to offend despite regular enforcement campaigns and publicity warnings of the dangers of driving while drunk, on drugs, whilst using a mobile, without a seatbelt or at high speeds.”

It is the fourth time police in west Suffolk have pro-actively stopped as many vehicles as possible to detect offences and increase public knowledge of safe driving practices.

Chief Insp Atwell said: “Drivers who offend make the roads dangerous for everyone - by using a mobile phone while driving, drinking and driving or speeding, are not properly in control of the vehicle.

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“It only takes a second to cause a collision and do some serious damage, to something or someone.”

The operation which took place on Friday was carried out as part of Suffolk Roadsafe.

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