Driving offences spotted in Cumbrian crackdown
Last updated at 10:15, Saturday, 09 June 2012
FIFTEEN driving offences were spotted during a crackdown on rogue motorists, with one fine issued after a trucker was spotted using his mobile phone.
Police said the operation in Maryport was aimed at improving road safety and cutting the number of serious or fatal smashes in Cumbria.
Four fines were issued for motorists spotted driving while using a mobile phone. One of these was the driver of a lorry;
One fixed penalty notice was given out to a driver deemed to be not in control of their vehicle;
Five fines were slapped on motorists for seat belt offences;
Three vehicles were spotted with tyres that were not up to scratch;
One motorist was given a warning for driving when a child inside was not wearing a seat belt;
Another was warned for not being in proper control of a vehicle.
PC David Edwards said: “This operation was part of the continuing effort to try to improve road safety and reduce the number of serious injury and fatal collisions on the county’s roads.
“Similar operations will be conducted in west Cumbria over the coming months.
“We would urge members of the public to try to take more care on Cumbria’s roads.”
Officers from the roads policing squad in the west of the county and those covering the Maryport area carried out the crackdown on Thursday.
First published at 08:55, Saturday, 09 June 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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