Police have got tough on drivers who flout the law in King’s Lynn.
They stopped more than 40 vehicles in a day as part of a campaign to cut injuries and disrupt criminals checking drivers at a specially-organised site on Saddlebow Road.
Drivers were dealt with for the following offences:
- Exceeding permitted weight
- Insecure load
- Excessively tinted windows
- Registration offences
- Drug driving
- Possession of drugs with intent to supply
- Careless driving
- Failing to wear a seat belt
- Driver’s hours offences
- Defective air brakes
- Using a mobile phone while driving
- Trailers without a breakaway cable
- Cracked windscreen.
A number of vehicles were immediately prohibited from use on the road due to the defects found.
Inspector Simon Jones from the Joint Roads and Armed Policing said: “The level of expertise the officers in our team have is clear to see through the fact that only six out of 42 vehicles escorted onto the check site left without any offences detected. This should act as a deterrent to anyone driving a vehicle that is not roadworthy.
“Working alongside our partner agencies in order to crack down on road related offences is something we target all year round. However these actions days send a clear message to offenders that they could be stopped at any point and will face punishment.