Drug driving offences detected during Southend SAT
A number of drug driving arrests were made during a recent ‘Surround a Town’ event in Southend-on-Sea.
Organised by the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP), Surround a Town sees resources focussed on a tight geographical area, often where there are high rates of collisions and casualties.
The initiative uses a combination of enforcement and engagement to highlight the importance of safe and legal driving.
The latest Surround a Town day took place in Southend on 15 August, with a total of 92 offences detected.
These included nine arrests for drug driving – one of which included possession with intent to supply drugs.
55 seatbelt offences were detected – with six for speeding and three for using a mobile phone.
Three drivers were stopped for careless driving – while two vehicles were found to be in a dangerous condition.