M11 traffic: Dangerous lorry drivers forced to pay

PUBLISHED: 10:47 30 July 2010

Essex Police

Essex Police

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TRAFFIC cops managed to collect fines totalling £2420 in just one day as they hunted for dangerous and poorly driven lorries at the M11 Junction 8 services.

During Operation Mermaid three mechanical prohibitions were issued, stopping the vehicles from carrying on until vital repairs were carried out.

Two vehicles were issued with driver’s hours prohibitions and a further 242 driver’s hours infringements were discovered and dealt with by fixed penalty notices.

The stops took place on Wednesday July 28 as part of a nationwide campaign to improve road safety and rid the county’s roads of dangerous and poorly-driven lorries.

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