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Northamptonshire: Op Motor returns on Saturday

September 21, 2012, 2:44 pm

An operation to tackle motoring offences will be taking place in Northampton tomorrow, Saturday 22 September.

Officers from the Operations Tactical Unit will be joined by 15 Special Officers tackling people committing Fatal Four offences, talking on a mobile phone, not wearing a seatbelt, speeding and drink driving.

The operation will be taking place throughout the day in Towcester Road when officers will monitor traffic and pull those drivers over who have been spotting breaking the law.

PC David Lee, said: “Despite our high profile Fatal Four campaign, we still regularly find people who insist on breaking the law while behind the wheel of their car.

“They could be talking on a mobile phone, not wearing a seat belt, speeding or driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.

“Research has shown mobile phone use by drivers has a detrimental affect on driving ability, whilst non-wearing of seatbelts by occupants of vehicles involved in collisions significantly increases the severity of injury.

“Other road users get rightly annoyed when they see people driving while talking on a mobile phone. We want to get the message across that it is not acceptable and Northamptonshire Police will be tackling people who insist on putting themselves and others in danger.”

Those people found to be committing these offences could face a number of consequences, from being issued with a £60 fine, three points on their licence or attending an education course.

 
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