Traffic offences reported as police stop 43 vehicles in Lowestoft

A police cordon was put in place around a property in Brundall. Picture: James Bass

A police cordon was put in place around a property in Brundall. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2012

A total of 17 traffic offences were reported by police after they stopped 43 vehicles in Lowestoft.

It was all part of Operation Trivium, which saw officers from the Suffolk and Norfolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operation Unit and Scorpion team combine with partner agencies to carry out checks on vehicles between Monday, November 23 and Friday, November 27.

On Wednesday, November 25, a total of 43 vehicles were stopped at a number of locations across Lowestoft, with 17 traffic offences reported.

One was seized for having for no insurance, five for seatbelt offences, four for mobile phone offences, one for no MOT and six for vehicle defects.

Inspector Julian Ditcham said: 'This operation was very successful and shows our continued commitment to ensuring we make Suffolk and Norfolk's roads safer.

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'Although some of these offences may seem minor to the driver, they could be a contributing factor if they were involved in a serious collision or left for a longer period of time.

'This operation also serves as a warning to drivers to ensure they regularly check their vehicle to ensure it is road worthy.'

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Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said, 'I fully support this Constabulary campaign to target potential criminals on our roads.

'I'm delighted to hear that the campaign was successful. It sends a powerful message to drivers that Suffolk Constabulary is committed to keeping the county's road safe and has a pro-active approach to education and enforcement.'

Police and partner agencies in Suffolk and Norfolk continued their campaign throughout the week, also carrying out checks in Copdock, and on the A140.

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