Vehicles seized and drivers fined during A14 crackdown

VEHICLES were seized and more than 60 motoring offences were recorded during a crackdown on drivers breaking the law on the A14. Cambridgeshire police joined forces for the day of action with officers from HM Customs and Excise and the vehicle and Operat

VEHICLES were seized and more than 60 motoring offences were recorded during a crackdown on drivers breaking the law on the A14.

Cambridgeshire police joined forces for the day of action with officers from HM Customs and Excise and the vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

The operation took place on Tuesday (March 3) and was designed to target all types of vehicles using the A14.

Most common offences noted by police were motorists failing to wear a seatbelt, using a mobile phone while driving and having no insurance.

Ten motorists were fined for not wearing a seatbelt and eight others were fined for using mobile phones while driving. Eight more were fined for failing to have insurance, five did not have an MOT, one did not have tax and one did not have a driving licence.

Three fixed penalty notices were also issued for drivers breaking the speed limit.

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In addition to this five vehicles were seized for having no insurance.

Officers were based at the Swavesey Services pulling over motorists to identify traffic offences.

During the day 12 vehicles carrying dangerous goods were inspected and the drivers of six were given delayed prohibition notices.

Sergeant Martin Monger, who ran the operation, said: "These operations are part of our ongoing commitment to reduce casualties and make the roads safer.

"Those people who continue to break the law while driving will be targeted and brought to justice.

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