More than 700 motorists caught offending during month-long road safety campaign

Cambridgeshire Police

Cambridgeshire Police - Credit: Archant

More than 700 motorists were caught for vehicle offences as part of a road safety campaign last month.

Cambridgeshire Police’s ‘Think’ campaign saw 727 motorists caught for lights, tyres, brakes and trailer offences, as well as overweight vehicles and not having MOTs.

In total, 78 fixed penalty notices were issued and two verbal warnings for overweight vehicles, while four fixed penalty notices and two verbal warnings were handed out for driver hours.

There were 49 fixed penalty notices issued, 159 verbal warnings and 43 vehicles were put on the vehicle defect rectification scheme for lighting offences

Police issued 62 fixed penalty notices and 12 verbal warnings for tyres which were defective or with insufficient tread, 54 fixed penalty notices were handed out for no MOT and 159 fixed penalty notices and 24 verbal warnings were issued for window tints.

Eight fixed penalty notices were issued for load offences, while eight fixed penalty notices, three verbal warnings were handed out and two vehicles were put on the vehicle defect rectification scheme for exhaust offences.

Five fixed penalty notices were issued for windscreen offences, 22 fixed penalty notices were handed out for registration plate offences, seven fixed penalty notices were issued for brake offences and six fixed penalty notices were handed out for trailer offences.

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Inspector Mark Rogers said: “So many drivers were failing on road safety legislation around checking lights, tyres and brakes, which is basic common sense.

“We will continue to catch drivers who flout the law to keep the county’s roads safe for all.”

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