Police in Plympton issued tickets to six drivers caught breaking the law within a 90-minute period on Plymouth Road – five of those were for using a mobile phone whilst driving.
Earlier this month, Plympton police’s Professional Development Unit – which consists of student officers and their tutors – spent 90 minutes on Plymouth Road.
Whilst there, the unit were targeting the ‘fatal five’ – which includes: speed, seat belt, driving under the influence, careless and inconsiderate driving and driving distractions.
In just an hour and a half, six drivers were issued tickets for offences – with five of those being pulled over for using a mobile phone whilst driving.
A post from Plympton Police on Facebook reads: “On Thursday 16th December, our Professional Development Unit (student officers and their tutors) spent 90 minutes on Plymouth Road where they were targeting the fatal five (speed, seat belts, driving under the influence, careless and inconsiderate driving and driving distractions).
“6 traffic tickets were issued by the team – 5 for driving whilst using a mobile phone and 1 for a seat belt offence.”
It added: “Five roadside breath tests were conducted which were all negative. Lots of advice was given to these drivers in keeping them and others safe.
“Excellent work by the team who always do a great job in helping to keep your roads safe.”
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