Lorries and vans with insecure loads and expired MOTs stopped by police in Rougham checks

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More than twenty five lorries and vans were stopped and checked as part of an operation targeting vehicles transporting hazardous goods that was held at Rougham.

The operation took place between 8.30am and 3pm on Tuesday, September 22 and saw officers from Suffolk and Norfolk Roads Policing Unit team up with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and fuel testers from HM Revenue and Customs to carry out checks.

Officers stopped 26 vehicles during the course of the operation, with two being prohibited and taken off the road due to their condition and three being issued with delayed prohibitions for defects that need attention. One vehicle was seized for having no insurance.

Eight were issued with traffic offence reports, including vehicles with expired MoTs, defective tyres, two with insecure loads within a HGV and two with heavily tinted windows.

There was also one dangerous goods report passed to the Health & Safety Executive.

Pc Andrew Lincoln of the roads policing team said once again the checks had proved worthwhile.

“We stopped 26 vehicles during the day and found a number of defects and offences that made these dangerous for road use,” he said.

“We will continue to carry out operations such as these to try and ensure our roads are safe for everyone using them.”