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Operation Mermaid

Essex road policing officers, supported by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, stopped and checked 58 vehicles as part of a two day operation to rid the county’s roads of dangerous and poorly-driven goods vehicles.
The checks, carried out under Operation Mermaid, a nationwide campaign to improve road safety, were held on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 November at Thurrock services which is off the M25.

Ten mechanical defects were found resulting in prohibition notices. There were 450 drivers hours infringements and four drivers hours prohibitions. £1,560 was taken in fines and one lorry was seized as the driver had no driving licence.


  1. There should be more operations like this instead of speed cameras and they will catch more illeagal drivers and make the roads safer .
    Speed cameras only catch speeding drivers and not uninsured drivers or banned drivers or un roadworthy cars ect


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