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Increase in motorists caught out

PUBLISHED: 10:39 24 November 2008 | UPDATED: 21:52 05 July 2010

NEARLY 3,000 motorists have been caught committing an offence on Suffolk's roads.

As officers continue a crackdown on anti-social use of the county's roads, the latest figures have been released as part of a traffic enforcement campaign, which started in September.

NEARLY 3,000 motorists have been caught committing an offence on Suffolk's roads.

As officers continue a crackdown on anti-social use of the county's roads, the latest figures have been released as part of a traffic enforcement campaign, which started in September.

Nearly three months ago, Suffolk police launched, in partnership with Suffolk County Council, a period of sustained and enhanced enforcement across the county. This targeted campaign by partners of Suffolk Roadsafe was introduced to reduce casualties by targeting inappropriate behaviour on the county's roads.

Between September 1 and November 19, 2,764 people have been caught either speeding, using a mobile phone or not wearing their seatbelt. 1,381 people weren't wearing their seatbelt; 410 people were caught using their mobile phone and 973 drivers were caught speeding.

404 fixed penalty notices have also been issued for other motoring offences, such as vehicle defects.

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