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Police operation stops over 20 motorists in Oakham


Over 20 motorists were stopped in Oakham as part of a successful operation run by Leicestershire Police.

Police officers stopped motorists in Oakham Town Centre on Friday morning (April 17) as part of the FATAL4 campaign, designed to reinforce concerns about speeding, using mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts and drinking and driving.

Jonathan Clarkson, a spokesperson for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership said: “Over twenty offences were detected in Oakham by Leicestershire Police on Friday during their FATAL4 operation, including 12 drivers or passengers for not wearing a seatbelt and eight for using a mobile phone behind the wheel.

“Other offences were also detected including a driver with an expired licence, and hence no valid insurance, and another driver and passenger who were suspected of drug offences.”

Drivers seen to be committing one or more of the FATAL4 offences were escorted to the nearby Burley Road car park to be dealt with by a police officer.

Driven by local community concerns Leicestershire Police regularly hold FATAL4 clinics across the force area.

Since January 2014, 680 drivers and passengers have been stopped for not wearing a seatbelts, 124 drivers for using a mobile phone behind the wheel, 55 for speeding and one driver has failed a breath test.

In addition, another 105 motoring offences have also been detected including tyre, light and windscreen defects along with people driving without a licence, MOT or insurance.

Mr Clarkson adds: “There are still too many drivers on our roads putting themselves and others at risk and similar FATAL4 operations will continue to be held across the Police force area to help make our roads safer.”


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