May 22 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 31, 2012
Over 30 motorists were found to be flouting the law during a police enforcement day held in the Thorpe St Andrew area this week.
In total there were 31 drivers stopped for various offences on Thursday and were found to be breaking laws that are geared at reducing traffic collisions.
During the operation 14 drivers were stopped for driving whilst using a mobile phone and three drivers were issued with fixed penalty notices for having no insurance and their vehicle seized.
While two other motorists were also issued with vehicle defect rectification notices and have 14 days to rectify the faults.
The operation involved local police from the Sprowston Safer Neighbourhood Team working in conjunction with roads policing officers.
People were also dealt with for a variety of other offences, including exceeding the speed limit, not wearing seatbelts and failure to produce a current MOT certificate.
Sgt Chris Harris, from the Acle roads policing unit of Norfolk Constabulary, said: “We were disappointed so many drivers were breaking the law but the operation resulted in a mixture of education and enforcement measures used to make our roads safer.
“We hope that this operation has further demonstrated our commitment to making sure road offences are dealt with swiftly and appropriately to ensure the roads in the area are kept safe for everyone.”