Officers from Colchester Community Policing Team carried out a proactive operation yesterday (20 January) in the City Centre in a bid to target dangerous driving offences.
The operation was as a direct result of concerns from the community around speeding and dangerous driving. The targeted roads, where the majority of concerns had come from included Mersea Road, Wildeve Road, Bergholt Road and Brinkley Road.
Officers conducted a total of 400 speed checks throughout the day at these locations and focused on identifying any traffic offences.
As a result, six Fixed Penalty Notices were issued relating to drivers not wearing a seatbelt and using mobile phones behind the wheel.
Six other members of the public were given advice around their driving and one vehicle was prohibited from being used due to the dangerous condition it was being driven in.
We have recently received several reports of nuisance driving around the Abberton Reservoir, so officers carried out patrols in that area throughout the day.
We want to remind drivers of their responsibilities to look after themselves and uphold the law. In the event of a collision, a seatbelt could save your life.
Our Roads Policing Unit, alongside the Safer Essex Roads Partnership, support Vision Zero’s ambition to have no road deaths in Essex by 2040 or sooner.