Officers have been concentrating on motorists with pretend driving licences as a part of a Highway Policing initiative.
Operation Foxtail noticed officers conducting each intelligence-led patrols in addition to high-visibility car checks in an effort to goal people in possession of faux driving licences.
The initiative happened between Wednesday 8 September and Thursday 9 September and concerned officers from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Staff and the Nice Yarmouth Policing Staff, with enforcement going down alongside the A47 and the A143 at Nice Yarmouth.
A complete of fifty autos had been stopped all through the 2 days of motion with over 35 offences being dedicated.
Drivers had been handled for the next offences:
- 1 x needed for utilizing a counterfeit licence and assault (man arrested)
- 2 x utilizing a counterfeit licence
- 6 x car seized for driving licence offences
- 6 x autos seized for not being street worthy
- 5 x driving with out a legitimate licence
- 3 x driving while utilizing a cell phone
- 3 x driving a car in a harmful situation
- 3 x tyre tread under authorized restrict
- 1 x careless driving
- 1 x not in correct management of a car
- 1 x insecure load
- 1 x rear mild offence
- 1 x quantity plate offence
- 2 x lights faulty
- 1 x cracked windscreen
- 1 x faulty exhaust
Operation lead, PC Josh Preston stated: “This operation was setup in an effort to goal the rising variety of pretend driving licences being utilized by drivers on our roads, notably within the Nice Yarmouth space.
“This has been a profitable couple of days stopping individuals and autos which shouldn’t be utilizing the street community, placing different street customers in danger. A few of the autos stopped, had been in such an unroadworthy situation that they’ve been instantly taken off the street.
“This has put the message on the market, that we’re cracking down on using counterfeit driving licences, which run the danger of jail time.”
Sergeant Joe Simon from the Acle Roads and Armed Policing Staff added: “We’ll proceed to focus on motorists who’re driving with out a legitimate driving licence by way of operations corresponding to this.
“These drivers pose an enormous danger to not solely themselves however to different street customers since offenders won’t ever have handed a driving take a look at and evidenced a reliable commonplace of driving.
“Driving with out a legitimate licence invalidates any insurance coverage coverage in place, and due to this fact these discovered to be driving opposite to their licence standing may also be uninsured.
“These offences make you extra more likely to be concerned in a critical and even deadly collision and if that isn’t sufficient of a deterrent, offences corresponding to this carry a penalty of as much as ten years in jail.”
Giles Orpen-Smellie, Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk stated: “Norfolk Constabulary have been finishing up or supporting a lot of street security operations in latest weeks, concentrating on all the pieces from drink and drug use, the risks confronted by cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians, and offences attributable to HGV drivers.
“I don’t need anybody in Norfolk to suppose they will take an opportunity with a car or behaviour which will influence the protection of others and, given the casualty toll on our roads, I wholeheartedly help this work to sort out such offences. Highway security is a big ingredient of the work carried out by the constabulary every single day, and as I develop a brand new Police and Crime Plan for Norfolk and stay up for future funding preparations for the power, seeing the outcomes of those operations and what’s occurring on the roads in our county are a well timed demonstration of how a lot it takes to maintain our roads protected.”