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Scores of drivers stopped - and one arrested - during police crackdowns in North Walsham and Holt

14:01 12 May 2012

Police tracked speeding motorists during a crackdown in north Norfolk

Police tracked speeding motorists during a crackdown in north Norfolk

Archant

More than 80 drivers were stopped in two police crackdowns across north Norfolk.

Officers headed to Holt and North Walsham with teams from VOSA, the government’s vehicle safety group, to track drivers’ speed, inspect cars and look out for illegal motorists.

During the day in Holt, which included support from the safety camera partnership van, the group headed out with laser and radar speed guns to target 15 locations in and around the town including Melton Constable, High Kelling, Bodham, Corpusty, Baconsthorpe and Letheringsett.

The crackdown on Wednesday resulted in five motorists being given fixed penalty notices for speeding. More than 20 drivers were stopped and given words of advice about their speed and seven were sent on speed awareness courses.

Various other motorists were also stopped and given notices for not wearing a seatbelt, having vehicle defects, no MOT or expired tax.

The team were in North Walsham last Friday, May 4, focusing on drivers illegally using red or stolen diesel.

They took position on Midland Road and arrested one motorist for driving while disqualified and also seized two vehicles for being uninsured.

A total of 46 vehicles were stopped during the day and VOSA issued 12 prohibition notices.

7 comments

  • ***Once again it appears the priority is making easy money,***. Once again, the police do not keep the money from fines and speed cameras make virtually no money. Nor do the police target " normal " motorists.....if you obey the road traffic laws you have nothing to worry about. In over 30 years i have never been stopped by the police or " targeted " once . The police are doing what every poll of local communities and villages shows that they want , stopping irresponsible motorists racing through their villages and past their front doors at dangerous and illegal speeds.

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    LARSON.E. WHIPSNADE

    Sunday, May 13, 2012

  • GG is completely right,Norfolk has removed most of its effective Intelligence and officers that were capable of sorting crimes such as Burglary and Drugs...we are now left with a few reflective jackets with no powers and x officers employed by VOSA who are in truth are a waste of space!

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    dave123

    Saturday, May 12, 2012

  • Basic motoring offenses seem to be the priority for the Police these days. Once again it appears the priority is making easy money, its almost impossible to argue that a speed limit is to low but obviously many are, thats why so many people brake them. The police target the normal motorist but every night there are squealing breaks and roaring engines in the streets of my town but the Police keep away!

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    Jackdslipper

    Sunday, May 13, 2012

  • My comment was deleted by Archant as 'inaccurate'. Can I point out to them that facts can be inaccurate, opinion are just, well opinions. Please let the people talk and have their say, that's what a forum is all about.

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    weaversway

    Monday, May 14, 2012

  • Jack doesn't one brakebreak from another. Whatever you do don't go out with him!

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    sensibletrousers

    Sunday, May 13, 2012

  • Sadly,the public perception of the police is an organisation obsessed with motoring offences,not helped by tv shows like "police,camera,action!" which often shows them racing through housing estates to apprehend a speeding offender.! Perhaps more emphasis on community policing is the answer,not so cost effective,but crime prevention is really what effective policing is about.

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    Harry Rabinowitz

    Monday, May 14, 2012

  • If we had regular officers on the beat, instead of PCSOs who have little or no powers, then the need for exercises like this would not exist. Norfolk police can hardly claim it has been kept short of resources as the Labour government poured billions into policing in this country which has resulted in historically high numbers of police officers and civilian support staff, who now do many of the support functions previously carried out by police officers. Just where are Norfolk`s police officers. We see and hear from so few of them nowadays.

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    BG

    Saturday, May 12, 2012

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