Police stop speeding drivers in Southbourne, Fishbourne and Funtington

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DRIVERS putting their lives at risk and endangering others were targeted in a two-day operation.

Road Policing Unit officers teamed up with Chichester Neighbourhood Policing Team to catch motorists who were speeding, using their mobile phones at the wheel or not wearing seatbelts.

The operation was run on Wednesday, September 4, and Thursday, September 5, in Funtington, Southbourne and Fishbourne because of reports of antisocial driving in those areas.

A total of 49 drivers were stopped and either warned or fined for committing offences.

Of those, 14 drivers were given tickets for driving without seatbelts along with six for using a mobile phone at the wheel, two for speeding offences and one for not having a valid MOT.

PCSO Jason Lemm said: “It constantly amazes us when my team and I run road operations as we always stop persons for not wearing seatbelts.

“Despite seatbelt laws having been in place for 30 years, there are still people who fail to wear them – putting themselves at risk.”

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Do you want to help make the roads in your community safer?

“You can get involved with a Community Speed Watch group by visiting www.sussex.police.uk and contacting your local PCSO who will be happy to answer any questions.”