Oadby drivers receive 'FATAL 4' education from Police
By melton_mark | Friday, August 10, 2012, 14:11
Police in Oadby and Wigston have stopped dozens of motorists as part of the 'FATAL 4' campaign. Officers took part in the operation on the B582 Wigston Road in Oadby on Friday 3 August 2012 to bring the powerful campaign message to motorists committing one or more of the 'FATAL 4' offences.
Police in Oadby & Wigston stopped around 100 cars as part of the operation
'FATAL 4' is a term that is used by the emergency services - it summarises the four most likely causes of fatal road traffic collisions; drink driving, speeding, driving while on a mobile phone and driving without a seatbelt.
Offending drivers were escorted to the nearby Oadby Town Football Club car park by a police officer and offered road safety advice. This consisted of being shown a short road safety video and given advice about the associated dangers of their actions. Of the vehicles that were stopped:
- 67 drivers were found not to be wearing a seat belt
- 12 front seat passengers were found not be wearing a seat belt
- 2 rear seat passengers were found not to be wearing a seat belt
- 9 drivers were using a mobile phone
- 11 drivers were exceeding the speed limit
Sgt 1679 David Morris from the Road Policing Unit said:
- "100 vehicles were stopped during the four hour session, and I hope they will be more aware of the dangers of what they were doing. While this programme is about education the message is a strong one – if you don't lose your life you could lose your license."
As a result of the campaign:
- 1 vehicle was seized for having no insurance
- 1 driver was found to have no driving licence
- 4 vehicles were found to have no MOT and were issued with a £60 fine
- 2 vehicles were found to have no tax and were reported to DVLA
- 2 advice notices were given for illegal number plates
- 1 vehicle Defect Rectification notice was given
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