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Crackdown on motorists breaking the law in Rye
3:30pm Thursday 16th August 2012 in News
More than 40 motorists were stopped during an operation in Rye.
The crackdown took place in Rye, Rye Harbour, Winchelsea, Winchelsea Beach and Pett on Thursday and saw officers issued 15 fines to drivers.
Offences included exceeding the speed limit using a phone whilst driving or not wearing a seatbelt and Rother District Council's enforcement officers gave two truck drivers £300 fines for failing to hold a waste carrier's licence.
In Rye Harbour a quad bike being ridden on the public highway was seized for not having insurance.
Sergeant Warren Downs said: "The day was not all about enforcing traffic laws but more about educating drivers to the risks and ramifications of breaking those laws.
"We conduct these types of checks as often as possible; working closely with Rother District Council means we can cover many different aspects of road safety and traffic laws when stopping vehicles either for breaking the law or to give words of advice regarding the manner of driving or condition of the vehicle.”