Motorists caught during Cambridgeshire Police crackdown

HUNDREDS of drivers were caught committing motoring offences during a crackdown on traffic crimes on Cambridgeshire roads.

250 fines were issued to people failing to wear a seatbelt, with 54 Fixed Penalty Notices handed out for mobile phone offences and 92 for excess speed.

In total 636 offences were committed on the county’s roads during September, with some summonsed to court for failing to have insurance, a MOT or driving licence and driving without due care and attention, amongst other offences.

Inspector Mark Rogers, who led the operation, said it was “disappointing to see that some drivers are unable to recognise the dangers of not wearing a seat belt”.

He also said the risks of using a mobile phone while driving were clear as it can be a “contributory factor” in some road collisions.

“Cambridgeshire Roads Policing Unit will actively target and prosecute any driver using a mobile phone or not wearing a seatbelt,” he said. “We are determined to make our county’s roads safer.”