Driver caught emailing and driving in North Devon police operation
Police say a high-profile operation targeting drivers in North Devon was a success.
Three drivers face being summonsed to appear in court accused of driving with out insurance.
Police also handed out 15 fixed penalty tickets for offences of speeding (2), driving while using a mobile phone (8), not wearing a seatbelt (1), having defective tyres(2) and having windows with too much tint (2).
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A dozen drivers accepted the offer of having an educational talk instead of a fixed penalty.
There were also one vehicle prohibited because it was in a dangerous condition and two other minor traffic offences dealt with by way of educational advice.
One vehicle was also stopped in relation to a theft enquiry which resulted in intelligence and information directly related to that offence.
Inspector Andy Oliver said: "This was a successful and high visibility operation which in a short space of time identified and dealt with offences within three of the four major areas that are proven to cause serious and fatal collisions on our roads.
"It was encouraging that with such poor weather the majority of road users were driving to the conditions. However, one driver was sending an e-mail whilst driving."
Insp Oliver said police in North and West Devon will continue to target the ‘fatal four’ causes of serious and fatal collisions to reduce harm on roads and improve the confidence of the community. He said: "Whilst this occurs daily as part of officer’s normal duties further operations with Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue focusing on education and enforcement are planned for the future."