Drivers warned for not wearing seatbelts in road safety operation
Main article content
We have issued warnings to a number of drivers for not wearing a seatbelt following a road safety operation in Burton-on-Trent.
Officers from the East Staffordshire local policing team ran Operation Jaunt, between 2pm and 5pm, on Wednesday (24 January) alongside East Staffordshire Borough Council to target motorists putting themselves and others at risk and to act on the concerns of the local community.
A number of driving offences were identified, including motorists not wearing seatbelts and one driver that was seen using their mobile phone whilst at the wheel.
Six drivers were reported for offences which form part of the fatal five: speeding, using a mobile phone, drink and drug driving, careless driving and not wearing a seatbelt.
PC Kelly Allen, of the East Staffordshire local policing team, said: “While many drivers were law abiding, we found reasons to stop a number of vehicles during the operation.
“We’re proud to have worked alongside the local authority on this operation and would also like to thank Burton Albion in being able to use their facilities to make this possible.
“These operations are carried out to help keep our roads safe – and stop drivers from using vehicles which are dangerous. It’s vital that we continue to proactively enforce driving standards across Staffordshire, act on people’s concerns and take action against those putting themselves and others at risk.”