Crackdown on road safety in Chichester area

Police are investigating the death of a man in Rowner
Police are investigating the death of a man in Rowner

Two cars were seized for having no insurance and 38 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) were issued by police during a multi-agency road safety check in Southbourne on Tuesday (August 14).

The aim of the day was to challenge motorists who were using vehicles unlawfully or driving those that were in a dangerous condition. Sussex Police were joined by partners from the Vehicle Operator Services Agency and Department of Work and Pensions for the Operation Vanquish initiative on the A259.

Many drivers were spoken to, leading to the two cars being seized immediately.

The FPNs were issued to motorists who were driving whilst using a mobile phone, had no insurance, were not wearing a seat belt or had no car tax.

Sergeant Chris White, from Chichester’s Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Local residents continue to raise anti-social driving as a concern in this area. These operations prove to be effective and we will continue to disrupt this driver behaviour jointly with our partner agencies on a regular basis.”