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Roadside checks reveal string of offences on roads around Diss

Checks revealed a string of offences. Picture: South Norfolk Police
Checks revealed a string of offences. Picture: South Norfolk Police

Roadside checks around Diss revealed a string of motoring offences last Friday.

South Norfolk police carried out the checks on roads around Diss with colleagues from Roads Policing and HM Customs Road Fuel Testing Unit.

Customs were present with their testing vehicle, used to detect red diesel in vehicles, and currently have one incident still under investigation.

Statistics are being compiled but according to the forces Twitter account, several traffic offence reports were issued for using mobile phones, no insurance, vehicles in dangerous conditions, as well as lighting, trailer and load offences, as well as dangerous modifications to vehicles which hadn't been declared to insurance companies.

PC Jim Squires, South Norfolk community engagement officer, said: "The day was not all about enforcement, but with the winter months approaching, it also gave officers a chance to offer advice about driving in poor conditions and the importance of checking lights, tyres and screen wash."

Sgt Andrew Waupotitsch, who organised the day, said: “There were a number of offences that were detected around vehicle defects.

"What was concerning was that we prosecuted a number of drivers for using their mobiles phones whilst driving or for not wearing their seatbelt"

It is part of an ongoing county-wide safety campaign.

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