Police operation targets drivers
Volunteer officers from Kent Police’s Special Constabulary
stopped 31 vehicles during a road safety operation.
The road check was set up
on Monday, November 12, in Hermitage Lane, Barming, to tackle
driving offences such as using a mobile phone whilst driving and
failing to wear a seat-belt.
Ten drivers were issued fixed
penalty notices and a £60 fine.
Eight drivers were issued with
defect notices for failing to correctly maintain their cars, and
must rectify the faults within 14 days.
Seven drivers were required to
undertake breath tests.
Eight drivers failed to produce
their driving documents and must now present them at their local
Police sergeant Neil
Drapper from Kent Police said: “Offences such as using a
mobile phone at the wheel put lives at risk, and through the
support of our Special Constables we have been able commit a
significant number of officers to tackling this type of offending
in addition to our day to day patrols.”
He added:“During the winter
months it is extremely important that drivers have all their lights
working and have a good amount of tread on their tyres as this can
reduce the risk of collisions on the road. We are really grateful
for the support of Special Constables, who take time out of their
day jobs to contribute to their community and we have similar
operations planned in the near future.”
As part of National Road Safety
Week, officers from the Kent Police roads policing unit will be
hosting an online web chat from 6pm-7pm on Wednesday, November 21.
to take part.
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