Cars seized in Norfolk police crackdown

A dozen vehicles were seized for having no insurance in a crackdown by Norfolk police, which also caught drivers using mobile phones and not wearing seat belts.

More than 120 vehicles were stopped and checked during Monday's operation on the roads of Norfolk, where Automated Number Plate Recognition technology was used to catch drivers who were breaking the law.

Operation Utah saw Norfolk police officers join forces with police motorcyclists from Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and partner agencies, including the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), the Environment Agency and Her Majesty's Revenues and Customs (HMRC).

Police officers and partner agencies were taken to three checkpoints across the county, where thorough checks on the vehicles and their occupants were carried out.

Twelves vehicles were seized as a result of the drivers having no valid insurance cover.

Thirty-four fixed penalty notices were issued for offences including no insurance, no MOT, using a mobile phone while driving and not wearing seatbelts.

Sgt Dave Freeman, from Norfolk police, said: 'By using modern technology we were able to stop and process a number of vehicles for a wide range of offences.'

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