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250 Norfolk and Suffolk traffic offence reports arise from police force's 'Operation Wyken'

Suffolk and Norfolk police forces issued 250 traffic offence reports in a week-long campaign to promote seat belt use.

Operation Wyken, completed from July 6-10, saw the constabularies carry out patrols on the A14, A11 and A47.

They were provided with an HGV tractor unit from Orwell Trucks in Martlesham which allowed a focus on offences committed by lorry drivers.

Police made more than 250 traffic offence reports
Police made more than 250 traffic offence reports

Police arrested one man on suspicion of drug-driving and issued reports to 250 drivers, with some of the recipients committing more than one offence.

There were 280 offences committed in total, which broke down as follows:

-One for drug-driving

-168 for not wearing a seat belt

-19 for using a mobile phone

-18 for not being in proper control of the vehicle

-13 for excess speed

-seven for careless driving offences

-six dangerous condition offences

-six registration offences

-18 exceeding driver hours; or carriage of dangerous goods offences

-24 other miscellaneous construction and use offences

Acting Chief Inspector Gary Miller, said: "This was an extremely successful week of action, during which a staggering number of offences were detected.

"This highlights why it is so important for us to carry-out operations such as this and I would like to thank all the officers involved for their hard work."

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