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Success level 'positive' for Nucleus

PUBLISHED: 11:16 21 November 2008 | UPDATED: 21:51 05 July 2010

MORE than three-and-a-half months into a countywide crackdown as part of the Save A Life campaign, extra enforcement has led to seven people being arrested.

MORE than three-and-a-half months into a countywide crackdown as part of the Save A Life campaign, extra enforcement has led to seven people being arrested.

New figures released this week have revealed that of the 15 added deployments in the Lowestoft area hundreds of people have been stopped by police.

And with more police on the streets of the town and north Suffolk since Operation Nucleus was launched at the beginning of September, a police spokesman said that it continues to be “positive.”

The Journal, alongside Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Constabulary, Suffolk Safecam, the Highways Agency and the East of England Ambulance Service, has launched a Save a Life campaign to reduce the numbers of those getting killed or seriously injured on the roads.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the shocking statistics surrounding the amount of accidents on Suffolk's roads, which could be so easily avoided by just thinking before getting behind the wheel.

Among the core areas to be tackled throughout the campaign are speeding, using mobile phones while driving, drink and drug driving, not wearing seatbelts

As at November 12, the following offences were recorded as a result of the 67 additional deployments undertaken across the county (of these there have been 15 additional deployments in Lowestoft).

LOWESTOFT FIGURES

Age Group

17-2425-3939+TOTAL

Offence

Seatbelts429491227

Mobile phones9253165

Speeding11373078 + (*69)

Seizures46616

Other FPN354939122

Drink/Drive-1-1

Arrests16-7

TOTAL = 2,917 fixed penalty notice tickets issued countywide

= 21 arrests made

* speeding offences recorded by an officer using safecam equipment

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