Essex Police video: There is no excuse for poor drivers

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Essex: Video: 'There is no excuse for poor drivers' Essex: Video: 'There is no excuse for poor drivers'

Essex Police has launched a new campaign aimed at irresponsible drivers.

The No Excuse campaign will see members of the Essex Casualty Board targeting motorists who speed, drink and drive, or use mobile phones at the wheel.

The campaign's first operation took place in Chelmsford yesterday, involving more than 40 officers carrying out roadside checks.

More than 140 vehicles were stopped and checked. Three people were arrested and more than 100 drivers were issued with fixed penalty notices.

Last year more than 7,500 drivers were caught using a mobile phone and 8,250 motorists and passengers were spotted not wearing a seatbelt A total of 1,516 drivers were also found to be drink driving or refused to be breathalysed on suspicion of drink driving.

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9:39am Thu 12 Jan 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Excellent campaign....lets hope the police also learn a thing or two about driving safely.

How many 'police' tv documentaries and in real life do we see police ignore seat belt and use of a hand held phones rule. Speeding, when not on 'Blues' is also commonplace.

Not saying this campaign is not a good idea but the police should lead by example and clearly every day we can see they don't.

Then again who is going to prosecute them. Do as I say and not as I do is obviously their motto!
Excellent campaign....lets hope the police also learn a thing or two about driving safely. How many 'police' tv documentaries and in real life do we see police ignore seat belt and use of a hand held phones rule. Speeding, when not on 'Blues' is also commonplace. Not saying this campaign is not a good idea but the police should lead by example and clearly every day we can see they don't. Then again who is going to prosecute them. Do as I say and not as I do is obviously their motto! Say It As It Is OK?

9:54am Thu 12 Jan 12

frintonian2012 says...

Thease stotys say it all
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Thease stotys say it all http://www.shaunpark er.info/clacton-poli ce-station/655738 frintonian2012

10:59am Thu 12 Jan 12

Adriver1 says...

There is no excuse for somebody to break into a home or car and steal from others. There is no excuse for carrying a knife and threatening somebody for their phone/money. I look forward to the police cracking down on these issues too.....
There is no excuse for somebody to break into a home or car and steal from others. There is no excuse for carrying a knife and threatening somebody for their phone/money. I look forward to the police cracking down on these issues too..... Adriver1

11:26am Thu 12 Jan 12

Nebs says...

Adriver1 wrote:
There is no excuse for somebody to break into a home or car and steal from others. There is no excuse for carrying a knife and threatening somebody for their phone/money. I look forward to the police cracking down on these issues too.....
There IS an excuse for those things, the excuse that nothing happens if you get caught. With motoring there is no such excuse.
[quote][p][bold]Adriver1[/bold] wrote: There is no excuse for somebody to break into a home or car and steal from others. There is no excuse for carrying a knife and threatening somebody for their phone/money. I look forward to the police cracking down on these issues too.....[/p][/quote]There IS an excuse for those things, the excuse that nothing happens if you get caught. With motoring there is no such excuse. Nebs

12:06pm Thu 12 Jan 12

Scoot says...

Would be interesting to know how many bikers get stopped.....
Would be interesting to know how many bikers get stopped..... Scoot

12:26pm Thu 12 Jan 12

Ian P says...

"The No Excuse campaign will see members of the Essex Casualty Board targeting motorists who speed, drink and drive, or use mobile phones at the wheel".
What about including failing to indicate, taking incorrect lanes round roundabouts, driving without completely clearing windows of snow or frost, concentrating more on talking to passengers than on the road, etc. For all of these there is No Excuse either.
"The No Excuse campaign will see members of the Essex Casualty Board targeting motorists who speed, drink and drive, or use mobile phones at the wheel". What about including failing to indicate, taking incorrect lanes round roundabouts, driving without completely clearing windows of snow or frost, concentrating more on talking to passengers than on the road, etc. For all of these there is No Excuse either. Ian P

12:30pm Thu 12 Jan 12

frintonian2012 says...

Ian P wrote:
"The No Excuse campaign will see members of the Essex Casualty Board targeting motorists who speed, drink and drive, or use mobile phones at the wheel".
What about including failing to indicate, taking incorrect lanes round roundabouts, driving without completely clearing windows of snow or frost, concentrating more on talking to passengers than on the road, etc. For all of these there is No Excuse either.
Tailgating, using bull bars to intimidate, the list is endless
[quote][p][bold]Ian P[/bold] wrote: "The No Excuse campaign will see members of the Essex Casualty Board targeting motorists who speed, drink and drive, or use mobile phones at the wheel". What about including failing to indicate, taking incorrect lanes round roundabouts, driving without completely clearing windows of snow or frost, concentrating more on talking to passengers than on the road, etc. For all of these there is No Excuse either.[/p][/quote]Tailgating, using bull bars to intimidate, the list is endless frintonian2012

1:15pm Thu 12 Jan 12

frank & monty says...

It would help if the police drivers were instructed in the use of the indicator.
It would help if the police drivers were instructed in the use of the indicator. frank & monty

2:08pm Thu 12 Jan 12

sKorch says...

Scoot wrote:
Would be interesting to know how many bikers get stopped.....
Last time a looked my Harley hasn't got a seat-belt, I can't use a mobile phone on the bike, and I don't drink and drive ..:-)

Sorry that you cagers are being hit but its about time that the law was applied a bit more.
[quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: Would be interesting to know how many bikers get stopped.....[/p][/quote]Last time a looked my Harley hasn't got a seat-belt, I can't use a mobile phone on the bike, and I don't drink and drive ..:-) Sorry that you cagers are being hit but its about time that the law was applied a bit more. sKorch

3:36pm Thu 12 Jan 12

ConcernedEssexBoy says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Excellent campaign....lets hope the police also learn a thing or two about driving safely. How many 'police' tv documentaries and in real life do we see police ignore seat belt and use of a hand held phones rule. Speeding, when not on 'Blues' is also commonplace. Not saying this campaign is not a good idea but the police should lead by example and clearly every day we can see they don't. Then again who is going to prosecute them. Do as I say and not as I do is obviously their motto!
Too right!

One day I was minding my own business, driving along, enjoying a nice day, when, as I was entering the roundabout on the north side of the A127 at the top end of Upper Mayne, I had a marked Police car come flying up from behind me, the driver sounding the cars normal horn (No Sirens/Blue lights!), then overtaking/swerving right in front of me, forcing me to move right over to the left. The Police car then raced off towards Basildon town centre.

It wasn't a traffic unit Police car, just a normal one.

The driver of the Police car was well out of order doing that to me. I'll always remember that!
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: Excellent campaign....lets hope the police also learn a thing or two about driving safely. How many 'police' tv documentaries and in real life do we see police ignore seat belt and use of a hand held phones rule. Speeding, when not on 'Blues' is also commonplace. Not saying this campaign is not a good idea but the police should lead by example and clearly every day we can see they don't. Then again who is going to prosecute them. Do as I say and not as I do is obviously their motto![/p][/quote]Too right! One day I was minding my own business, driving along, enjoying a nice day, when, as I was entering the roundabout on the north side of the A127 at the top end of Upper Mayne, I had a marked Police car come flying up from behind me, the driver sounding the cars normal horn (No Sirens/Blue lights!), then overtaking/swerving right in front of me, forcing me to move right over to the left. The Police car then raced off towards Basildon town centre. It wasn't a traffic unit Police car, just a normal one. The driver of the Police car was well out of order doing that to me. I'll always remember that! ConcernedEssexBoy

4:30pm Thu 12 Jan 12

Scoot says...

SKorch, the VAST MAJORITY of bikers speed and I've known several who in the past drank and rode because they knew the Police stop cars and not bikes. Oh and let us not forget those that pull wheelies and overtake on the inside. I think you'll find that the police only pull over a small amount of bikers each year compared to car drivers.
SKorch, the VAST MAJORITY of bikers speed and I've known several who in the past drank and rode because they knew the Police stop cars and not bikes. Oh and let us not forget those that pull wheelies and overtake on the inside. I think you'll find that the police only pull over a small amount of bikers each year compared to car drivers. Scoot

12:48pm Mon 16 Jan 12

The Yellow Peril says...

Skorch, I do believe you are telling a wee porky above!

Was driving up the A12 near Hatfield Peverel on Saturday afternoon when a biker screamed past me doing (at least) 110 miles an hour.
Skorch, I do believe you are telling a wee porky above! Was driving up the A12 near Hatfield Peverel on Saturday afternoon when a biker screamed past me doing (at least) 110 miles an hour. The Yellow Peril

11:19pm Sun 29 Jan 12

SaveOurStanford says...

I Regually see 2 Bikers Normally at weekends going Mad same route and pull of performing wheelies onto the manorway and see how long they can hold it for ! so when i do see bikers behaving like this i just think "Oh you clever boy i know you will fall of one day" Will i be the one that calls the ambulance ? NOPE however i will gladly give a statement to the bill for them to be prosecuted.
I Regually see 2 Bikers Normally at weekends going Mad same route and pull of performing wheelies onto the manorway and see how long they can hold it for ! so when i do see bikers behaving like this i just think "Oh you clever boy i know you will fall of one day" Will i be the one that calls the ambulance ? NOPE however i will gladly give a statement to the bill for them to be prosecuted. SaveOurStanford

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