Essex police stopped 160 cars in Chigwell and Loughton yesterday

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: 160 vehicles stopped by police in one day 160 vehicles stopped by police in one day

More than 160 vehicles have been stopped and checked by police during a major operation to reduce road crime.

Operation ‘Surround a Town’ was carried out yesterday in Valley Hill, Loughton, and Manor Road, Chigwell.

Fifty-five people were caught without a seatbelt and 20 were stopped for using a mobile phone.

Fourteen people were also found to be driving without a MOT.

Offenders were identified by officers patrolling in cars or on motorcycles and were escorted to check sites.

Three drivers had their vehicles seized after they were found to have no insurance and three were found to be driving with invalid licences.

One driver was reported for careless driving, 11 people were found to be using illegal tints on vehicle windows and six other traffic offences were dealt with.

A total of 190 speeding drivers were also stopped by mobile police units working across the district and during a school speedwatch by children in Loughton.

Essex road safety officers and officers from the Epping Forest District Council licensing team also took part in the operation.

The operation was also part of Essex County Council’s No Excuse campaign to tackle motoring offences.
 

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4:37pm Thu 5 Dec 13

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

What on earth is a school speed watch ?
What on earth is a school speed watch ? MICHAEL MCGOUGH

7:47pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

'Fifty-five people were caught without a seatbelt'

Surely they needed more than one?
'Fifty-five people were caught without a seatbelt' Surely they needed more than one? Billy Yerache

11:38am Sat 7 Dec 13

Stevo98 says...

If my maths is right that's 113 offences after 160 vehicles stopped. Two thirds of the cars on the roads are breaking the law in some way.
If my maths is right that's 113 offences after 160 vehicles stopped. Two thirds of the cars on the roads are breaking the law in some way. Stevo98

11:40am Sat 7 Dec 13

Stevo98 says...

MICHAEL MCGOUGH wrote:
What on earth is a school speed watch ?
There are some selfish criminal cretins who own cars and use public roads as their own racetrack. A School Speedwatch sometimes use children to assist in monitoring and enforcing these idiots, anything that makes the speedophiles think about their selfish behaviour is good.
[quote][p][bold]MICHAEL MCGOUGH[/bold] wrote: What on earth is a school speed watch ?[/p][/quote]There are some selfish criminal cretins who own cars and use public roads as their own racetrack. A School Speedwatch sometimes use children to assist in monitoring and enforcing these idiots, anything that makes the speedophiles think about their selfish behaviour is good. Stevo98

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