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Surround the town success

Thurrock Council, in partnership with the Safer Essex Roads Partnership, joined together on Saturday (29 July) for another successful effort to make sure Thurrock's roads stay safe.

The operation, involving Essex Police, the Road Safety team at Thurrock Council, and Customs and Excise, issued 39 tickets and seized 5 vehicles for a variety of offences.

Of the tickets issued:

  • 13 were for not wearing a seatbelt
  • 10 were for drivers using mobile phones
  • 5 were for motorists found to be driving without insurance
  • 6 were for driving without MOT
  • 5 were for other offences.

Portfolio Holder for Highways, Cllr Brian Little said: "These joint efforts are incredibly important in demonstrating that we all take road safety extremely importantly.

"I really commend everybody involved for preserving through a 24 hour event on a Saturday for the sole purpose of keeping the wider community safe.

"Let this continue to be a warning to those who disregard the law when driving on our roads. This will not be the last of these events â?? more will follow."


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