Traffic Police In Ely Catch More Than One Hundred Offenders In A Day

PUBLISHED: 08:00 23 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:51 04 May 2010

TRAFFIC police caught motorists committing more than 100 offences in Ely – in just one day. Officers from the roads policing unit were joined by the neighbourhood policing team in the city on Saturday to target people committing motoring offences. More th

TRAFFIC police caught motorists committing more than 100 offences in Ely - in just one day.

Officers from the roads policing unit were joined by the neighbourhood policing team in the city on Saturday to target people committing motoring offences.

More than 50 people were stopped and fined for not wearing their seatbelt, with a further 16 fined for using their mobiles at the wheel.

On-the-spot fines were also handed out to people for number plate offences, speeding, driving license offences, and not having insurance.

Three uninsured cars were seized and one driver was issued a summons for speeding. Three drivers were given vehicle defect tickets and 14 drivers with illegal tinted windscreens were stopped.

Inspector Alan Page, from the roads policing unit, said: "This is part of our ongoing work to target those people who commit driving offences on the county's roads.

"The fact that in just one day we found more than 50 people travelling without a seatbelt is completely unacceptable.

"I would warn those people who think it is acceptable to break the law that we will continue to target them as we work to make the roads safer."

Officers from the Ely neighbourhood policing team also conducted a road operation in the city on Thursday last week. They were tackling anti-social use of vehicles and road offences.

Ely sector inspector Alan Savill said: "We are committed to reducing the number of collisions and incidents of anti-social driving across East Cambs.

"During these operations we found that there are still motorists breaking the law which is completely unacceptable.


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