Motorists and cyclists fined

More than 370 fines were issued to motorists and cyclists during the November “Think” campaign.

‘Be safe, be seen’ was the message from Cambridgeshire police as they launched a month long visibility campaign on November 1.

The action was part of the November ‘Think’ campaign and saw officers targeting vehicles with defects which impacted on their visibility and cyclists without lights. A total of 379 fixed penalty notices were issued during the month, some of the results included: 39 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) issued for tinted windows , 24 fines for misuse of fog lights, 10 verbal warnings given to drivers for misuse of lights, two vehicles were issued with vehicle defect rectification scheme notices for cracked front windscreens, one fine for an obscured windscreen, 185 fixed penalty notices were issued to cyclists for having no lights and 64 verbal warnings were given, 130 FPNs were issued for lighting offences on vehicles, 71 vehicles were issued with vehicle defect rectification scheme notices for lighting defects, three vehicles were stopped from driving their vehicle until it was repaired due to brake light offences and 86 verbal warnings were given to drivers for lighting defects.

Sergeant Gordon Murray said: “These results show that there are still far too many road users who think it is acceptable to commit offences when on our county’s roads.

“Our message is simple – ‘be safe, be seen’ – whether you are a pedestrian, cyclist or motorist. Everyone has a part to play.”