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35 drivers stopped by police in Fakenham

35 drivers stopped by police in Fakenham

Published by KLFM
5:14pm 16th July 2019. (Updated at 5:28pm 16th July 2019)

Over 35 drivers were stopped by police during a day of action in Fakenham.

Five were for mobile phone offences and eight were for motorists and passengers failing to wear seatbelts.

Norfolk Police carried out the stops as part of the Roads Policing Action Day.

Sgt Peter Howlett, from the Roads and Armed Policing Team said:

"This is the latest in a series of action days which brings skilled resources together to disrupt criminal activity.

"This was a successful day resulting in a number of drivers being dealt with for various offences, including using a mobile phone while driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

"The drivers dealt with have been issued with a Traffic Offence Report which may result in a fine and/or points on their licence and anyone with existing points on their licence risks losing it."

Norfolk police conducting speed checks -generic 1 (1)

What drivers were stopped for:

  • 5 x mobile phone offences
  • 8 x drivers/passengers failing to wear a seat belt
  • Numerous trailer offences including secondary couplings, number plate and lighting
  • Overweight vehicles resulting in prohibition
  • Vehicle defects including, suspension, tyres and lights
  • HGV drivers operating over allocated hours

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