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More than 350 offences spotted on A14, A11 and A12 in Suffolk Police week of action targeting lorry drivers

More than 350 driving offences were spotted by police in Suffolk in a joint project with Highways England.

Officers targeted heavy goods vehicles for five days last week, along the A14, A11 and A12.

Over the period, they handed out 300 traffic offence reports to lorry drivers.

Traffic police responded to hundreds of incidents (stock picture)
Traffic police responded to hundreds of incidents (stock picture)

PC Wayne Sturman of the joint roads and armed policing team, said: "This was another very productive week of action and once again demonstrates the value of such operations, but it remains extremely frustrating to see the amount of drivers who feel they can flout the law."

Of the 300, the highest number of reports (142) were issued for not wearing a seatbelt. The reports were also given for construction, use of a mobile phone, for an insecure load, and for driving too fast.

Anthony Thorpe, of Highways England said: "The HGV cab project, which is funded by Highways England, patrols motorways and major A roads with the aim of improving road safety.

"It provides an ideal viewing platform for police officers to identify dangerous driving behaviour that can be difficult to spot from standard police patrol vehicles – for example texting while driving."

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