Offences detected during south Essex operations

SERP Southend SAT 2

Two operations in the south of the county have helped identify hundreds of motoring offences – including 10 drivers caught using a mobile phone at the wheel.

The two Surround a Town days took place in Basildon and Southend on 21 and 22 May.

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.

On 21 May, two mobile phone offences were among 50 detected in Basildon.

A total of 19 drivers and passengers were caught not wearing a seat belt – while two vehicles were stopped for being in a dangerous condition.

During the Southend Surround a Town day on 22 May, eight drivers were caught using a mobile phone – while three motorists were arrested for drug driving.

44 seat belt and 55 speeding offences were detected (54 with the help of a TruCam handheld speed enforcement device).

29 May 2019

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