11:35 Thursday 07 November 2013

Hundreds of 'danger drivers' snared in Cambridgeshire police traps

Written byRAYMOND BROWN

More than 700 ‘danger drivers’ were snared in Cambridgeshire police traps for flouting traffic laws.

The ‘Think’ campaign, which ran throughout October, resulted in 727 motorists being caught.

Officers targeted offences which ranged from overweight vehicles, lighting, tyres, no MOT, windows, brakes and trailer offences.

Insp Mark Rogers said: “Last month traffic officers were out advising drivers about the need to prepare their vehicles for the winter.

“So many drivers were failing on road safety legislation around checking lights, tyres and brakes, which is basic common sense.

“We will continue to catch drivers who flout the law to keep the county’s roads safe for all.”

Officers dished out 78 fines for overweight vehicles and lorry drivers were issued four fines and two verbal warnings for driver hours. A further 49 fines and 159 verbal warnings were issued for lighting offences and 43 were put on the vehicle defect rectification scheme.

More than 60 fines and 12 verbal warnings were issued for tyre defects or insufficient tread and 54 drivers were caught for no MOT.

And 159 fines as well as 24 verbal warnings were dished out for window tints and five for windscreen offences in the crackdown.

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