Are HGV drivers the worst offenders for not wearing a seatbelt?

Posted by AndrewT on 27th Mar 2018

According to the results of a recent police operation in Suffolk evidence suggests they are! Police in Suffolk issued over 200 Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) after targeting drivers of heavy goods vehicles in an operation which coincided with a week-long seatbelt enforcement campaign.                       The police were provided with a HGV cab from Orwell Trucks, which gave officers an ideal vantage point to look into cabs of other HGV drivers. During the operation the offences recorded included
  • 181 for not wearing a seatbelt (the majority issued to HGV drivers)
  • 24 for using a mobile phone
  • 4 for driving not in proper control
  • 3 careless driving offences
  • 2 dangerous condition offences
Using a mobile phone can be dealt with by means of a Fixed Penalty Notice with 6 points on a licence and fine. Anyone caught not wearing a seatbelt may be also face a fine, points on their licence or even court action. But how would you know if your driver was caught using a mobile phone or driving without a seatbelt and received points on their licence? SmartLicence provides automated email alerts to any new points on a drivers’ licence following a scheduled or ad-hoc licence check with DVLA. Get a quote for your fleet. Source: Suffolk Constabulary