Yet more drivers fined for mobile phone offences in Harlow

Politics / Wed 30th Mar 2016 pm31 01:17pm

A TOTAL of 30 people were spotted not wearing a seatbelt during a road safety operation in Harlow last week.

Road policing officers teamed up with Essex Safer Roads Partnership to lead the operation designed to detect and deter motoring and criminal offenders on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

A total of 28 drivers were spotted using a mobile phone behind the wheel and two were dealt with for using a mobile phone whilst failing to wear a seatbelt too.

Four drivers were found not to have insurance and had their cars seized at the roadside. Nine vehicles didn’t have valid MOTs and one driver was found to be driving otherwise than in accordance with their licence.

Two drivers were stopped for failing to stop at a red traffic light and three were dealt with for speeding. One vehicle was stopped for being over the legal weight limit and one driver was dealt with for careless driving.

A 26-year-old man from Harlow was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving after the car in which he was travelling was stopped in Southern Way at around 3.30pm.

He has been released on bail pending further investigation until May 9, 2016.

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