Roads Policing Action Day - Diss
More than 50 vehicles were stopped by police in Diss on Friday 6 September 2019 as part of an operation to disrupt criminals and protect communities.
A number of officers took part in the Roads Policing Action Day, including the Operation Moonshot team who use ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) technology to target known offenders and interrupt criminals using the road network, while also targeting unsafe vehicles.
A total of 53 vehicles were stopped throughout the day. Drivers were dealt with for the following offences:
· 1 x drug driving arrest
· 3 x driving with no insurance
· 1 x driving without a valid driving licence
· 4 x drivers/passengers failing to wear a seat belt
· 9 x vehicles without a valid MOT
· 7 x vehicle defects including tyres
· 13 x construction and use offences
· 2 x Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency prohibitions
· 8 x Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency advisory notices
· 1 x vehicle seizure
In addition, 25 vehicles were caught speeding, with the highest being at 95mph on the A140 Scole bypass.
Sgt Peter Howlett, from the Roads and Armed Policing Team said:
"A number of people were caught committing driving offences as part of our proactive Roads Policing Action Day on Friday - these included for drug driving, driving without insurance, failing to wear a seatbelt, and other vehicle defect offences.
"A number of Traffic Offence Reports were issued, which could result in fines and/or points on drivers’ licences. Anyone with existing points on their licence risks losing it completely.
"This was another, very successful day, resulting in a number of drivers being dealt with for various offences. This follows a series of action days, and is the latest to bring skills and resources together to disrupt criminal activity and make our communities safer."