More than 20 drivers stopped during road safety operation
More than 20 drivers were stopped during a road safety operation
in Ongar earlier this week.
Officers from specialist teams stopped vehicles and used Automatic
Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to identify vehicles
whose drivers were committing motoring offences or had been
involved in crime on Tuesday, October 26.
A total of 19 people were stopped for not wearing a seat belt
and seven people for using a mobile phone whilst
driving. One vehicle was also seized.
simple as not wearing a seatbelt, even in a minor or low speed
crash could result in death.
Chief Insp Alan Ray
Epping Forest district commander Alan Ray said: “We continue to
focus on reducing crime, but are equally committed to reducing the
number of road crashes involving fatalities or serious
“We are targeting unacceptable driver behaviour such as manner
of driving, use of a mobile phone, failure to wear a seatbelt,
speeding and intoxication.
“Something as simple as not wearing a seatbelt, even in a minor
or low speed crash could result in a death.
"Air bags, when deployed, are designed to cushion a driver's face
and body which is restrained by a seatbelt, by not wearing a
seatbelt, the air bag could break the driver's neck. Seatbelts are
the primary safety device in all vehicles.”
"Whilst reducing and detecting crime, we want to try and keep
people as safe as possible whilst travelling through our