‘Scary to see what peo­ple do at the wheel’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

Kent Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner Matthew Scott, who spent a day with the of­fi­cers driv­ing the un­marked lorry, said: “Crime is im­por­tant no mat­ter where it takes place and that in­cludes of­fences com­mit­ted in res­i­den­tial, busi­ness and on­line en­vi­ron­ments, and on our roads too.

“I have made pro­vid­ing ef­fec­tive roads polic­ing a pri­or­ity for Kent Po­lice and it was good to spend the day with the com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle unit and see in­no­va­tive en­force­ment ac­tion be­ing un­der­taken by a ded­i­cated team of of­fi­cers.

“It was re­ally fas­ci­nat­ing. It was also quite scary to see what peo­ple were do­ing at the wheel.

“As a pas­sen­ger, I saw sev­eral peo­ple tex­ting or us­ing a phone while driv­ing.

“Of­fi­cers also pulled over a sports car for do­ing well over 100mph on the M20. I’m pleased to say the driver was dealt with on the spot.”

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