Monday, 18 December 2017

38 drivers caught out by police

POLICE pulled over 38 motorists in Henley for driving offences in just two hours.

POLICE pulled over 38 motorists in Henley for driving offences in just two hours.

Twenty-eight drivers were caught not wearing a seat belt and fined £60 and nine more were fined £80 and handed three penalty points for using a mobile phone at the wheel. Another was caught without a valid MOT certificate.

Last Friday’s operation, which lasted from 12.15pm to 2.15pm, involved an undercover officer stationed by the traffic lights in Reading Road at its junction with Station Road.

He radioed licence plate numbers to a police community support officer who would step into the road and beckon the drivers into the car park at the Christ Church Centre. The offenders were then be met by other officers who explained why they had been stopped.

Inspector Mark Harling, head of Henley Police, said: “It staggers me that people still do not wear a seat belt or drive along while happily having a telephone glued to their ear — invariably with children in their car too. Safety of yourself, your passengers and other road users is incredibly important so please try to comply with the law.”

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