TWO roads policing operations have found over 70 people driving on our roads without wearing a seatbelt.
Essex Roads Policing stopped vehicles in Cowdrey Avenue, Colchester, and Lodge Lane, Grays, on Tuesday, August 29.
Officers also found 53 drivers speeding, 12 people using their mobile phone while behind the wheel of a car, 38 vehicles without a MOT or insurance and three people driving carelessly.
Our teams also seized 10 vehicles and gave advice to eight other drivers.
Operational tasking supervisor, Matt Hine, from the Casualty Reduction Section said: “The operations were a success with 71 people found to be driving without a seat belt.
Wearing a seat belt is a legal requirement and really could save your life.
“I would like to thank our community speed watch teams who did a brilliant job on the day. I would also like to thank our partners HM Revenue and Customs and Safer Essex Road
Partnership who assisted us throughout our operations.
“We continue to remind drivers to wear a seatbelt, make sure their vehicles are road worthy, by checking lights and tyre pressure in order to stay safe, as well as to prepare for the winter months ahead.”