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.

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