Eleven drivers given £60 fines for no seat belt

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DRIVERS committing offences on the roads were stopped and punished in a crackdown.

Police officers were joined by staff from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (Vosa) for the day of action in Southbourne, near Emsworth.

A total of 11 motorists who were not wearing seat belts were given on-the-spot fines of £60.

One vehicle was seized for being driven without insurance, while the DVLA was notified that another driver was not displaying a valid tax disc.

Vosa also banned three vehicles from being driven away after staff checked them and decided they were not safe to be on the road.

The details of an HGV driver were sent to the Traffic Commissioner after it was found being used without insurance.

PCSO Jason Lemm, from Sussex police, said: ‘We have continued to listen to the concerns of local residents and road safety continues to be an issue for many communities within Chichester district, in particular the issue of speeding.

‘It’s fantastic when we are joined by other partner agencies such as Vosa and our colleagues in roads policing on days of action such as these, as we can really make an impact.’

Sussex police loans speed calming equipment to Community Speed Watch volunteer groups across the county.

Anyone in West Sussex interested in joining a group or setting one up can visit sussex.police.uk and contact their local PCSO.