Truck drivers worst offenders for traffic offences police operation finds

PUBLISHED: 12:31 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:31 23 March 2018

Suffolk Police took part in Operation Wyken. PICTURE: Karen Willie

Suffolk Police took part in Operation Wyken. PICTURE: Karen Willie


Almost 200 drivers, the majority truck drivers, were caught not wearing their seatbelts during a special police operation in Suffolk.

More than 200 Traffic Offence Reports were issued to drivers during Operation Wyken, including 181 for not wearing a seatbelt and 24 for using a mobile phone.

Police were provided with a heavy goods vehicle cab from Orwell Trucks, allowing officers to carry out patrols on the A14, A12, which runs to Lowestoft, and the A11, targeting all motorists.

The cab, driven by a police officer, provided a good viewpoint for officers to look into cabs of other lorry drivers or looking down at cars or vans.

A team of roads policing and Road Casualty reduction officers accompanied them to stop any offenders.

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, said: “I fully support the Constabulary’s campaign to crack down on irresponsible drivers who still refuse to buckle up whilst driving, but it amazes me that drivers should need to be reminded about something so obvious.”

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