Police stop overloaded cars and driver who ran a red light in front of them
- Credit: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team
Police in Great Yarmouth had a busy Friday night, stopping several drivers for overloading their vehicles and one who jumped a red light while officers were behind them.
Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing team's "first traffic stop of the shift" in Great Yarmouth involved the oblivious driver - who was reported at around 7.45pm on Friday after running the red light and being followed by police.
The Road Casually Reduction Team, meanwhile, were keeping an eye out for unsecure loads in the area.
One such driver was issued with a traffic offence report at around 7.30pm. In a tweet, officers said the vehicle's metal cables were sticking out over maximum permitted safety distances on both sides.
A van was stopped not long after that, at around 7.40pm.
It "looked" overloaded, so police pulled it over, weighed its contents and found that it was - by more than a ton.
The driver was subsequently issued with a traffic offence report.
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