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Braintree: 268 vehicles checked in police crackdown
1:30pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
Police stopped and checked 268 vehicles during a major operation in Braintree to increase road safety and reduce crime.
Yesterday's Operation Surround A Town involved more than 30 police officers carrying out roadside checks and mobile patrols around the town.
The operation was also part of Essex County Council’s three-year No Excuse campaign to tackle motoring offences and raise awareness that there is no excuse for offences such as speeding, driving while using a mobile phone, not wearing seat belts or driving without insurance or valid driving documents.
Offenders were identified by officers patrolling in cars or on motorcycles or through Automatic Number Plate (ANPR) technology and vehicles were escorted to check sites at Galleys Corner and near Tescos at Marks Farm.
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