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 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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