Crackdown on road traffic offences in Chichester area

A day of action to tackle road traffic offences was carried out recently around Chichester.

On Wednesday October 24, local officers from Chichester Neighbourhood Policing Team took part in the crackdown in a response to the local communities telling them that this was an issue in their areas.

PCSO Jason Lemm said: “We have continued to listen to local residents who have raised concerns to us about speeding within their villages.

“In response to this we have arranged a series of local days of action to tackle this were we will aim to not only deal with speeding but other road offences, such as using mobile phones whilst driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

“We visited Southbourne and Westbourne during the morning, finishing the day in Fishbourne.

“During the course of the day two £60 fixed penalty notices were issued for speeding, two £60 fixed penalty notices issued for driving whilst on a mobile phone and one £60 fixed penalty notice was issued for driving without a seatbelt. We also sent two drivers on speed awareness courses and dealt with a driver who did not have insurance for the vehicle that they were driving.”

“We are grateful for the continued partnership work that enables us to effectively reduce and detect crime. We want to know what is going on in your community so please don’t hesitate to report any suspicious activity, suspicious people or anti-social behaviour, occurring in your area. Your information will always be dealt with in the utmost confidence and it could be the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle that we were searching for.”