Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Drivers educated in road safety campaign in Worthing and Adur

Thirty two drivers have been stopped for mobile phone or seatbelt offences in a road safety campaign in Worthing and Adur.

Officers from the Road Policing Unit, Worthing and Adur neighbourhood policing teams, West Sussex County Council road safety team, vehicle operators services agency and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service took part in the initiative, named Operation Airwalk.

PCSO Ed Mitchell, from the Neighbourhood Policing Team, said:” Worthing and Adur Road Safety Action Group noticed a pattern of commercial drivers using their mobile phones and failing to wear their seat belts on previous campaigns.

“This operation was set up to concentrate on that group of drivers who use their vehicle as part of a business.

“The operation was based out of Lancing fire station so we could target any offences and deal with them before they were on the main roads around the district.

“It will be followed by with a day of enforcement where the option of education will not be given.”

In the morning of 1 February in addition to the education the following offences were dealt with:  two £30 fix penalty tickets for motorcycles riding on the footpaths, two VOSA prohibitions where placed on vehicles, a Section 165 seizure for no insurance, a fixed penalty ticket in place of education, a MOT fixed penalty ticket.

If you wish to report road-related issues, Operation Crackdown is a free on-line service where the public can identify dangerous road users, report drivers for mobile phone use or no seat belt and report offences such as untaxed and abandoned vehicles. All reports submitted are processed by the Road Policing Unit.

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