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Essex Police traffic operation in Basildon hauled a success

23 Feb Essex Police traffic operation in Basildon hauled a success

A traffic operation held in Basildon led to 17 vehicles being seized as well as two arrests, this has been hailed a success in efforts to keep the local roads safe. 

Officers from our Casualty Reduction Section held an operation in Basildon on February 21 to help reduce motoring offences and detect criminals on the county’s roads.

The team carried out Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) checks on vehicles on those roads throughout the day which led to 17 drivers being stopped, thirteen for driving without insurance and four for driving without a valid driving licence. Their vehicles were then seized under Section 165 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

Throughout the day, twenty vehicles were found to not have a valid MOT and two drivers were issued with Fixed Penalty Notices for driving in excess of the speed limit. Five drivers were issued with Fixed Penalty Notices for non-conforming index numbers.

A total of six people were spotted not wearing seatbelts and five people were seen driving whilst using a mobile phone.

Adam Pipe, Casualty Reduction Manager at Essex Police, said: “It’s really important to highlight how positive policing of our roads can look to protect our communities from those who look to use the road network as a means to bring harm to our communities through criminality or poor driving behaviour.”  
IMAGE: Essex Police