Police officers from Lewes Neighbourhood Policing Team completed traffic stops as part of Operation Downsway. This is Sussex Police’s response to road traffic collisions caused by the Fatal5 which are the five biggest causes of incidents on the road leading to serious injury or fatality.
EA847 pictured below issuing one of the tickets.
Within an hour, officers issued 5 tickets for driving without a seat belt, and 2 tickets for driving whilst using a mobile phone. These offences make up two of the fatal five.
Lewes Police said online “Did you know that the penalty for using a mobile phone whilst driving is 6 penalty points on your license and a £200 fine?”