Police sting nabs rougue Ottery drivers

A STING operation in Ottery saw police nab four motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel in two hours last Thursday.

A STING operation in Ottery saw police nab four motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel in two hours last Thursday.

Officers want van and pick-up drivers to belt up as they continue a crackdown on the town's roads.

Motorists in Mill Street caught using their phones were handed �30 on the spot fines and three points on their licenses.

Neighbourhood beat manager PC Phil Thomas is pleased townsfolk are getting the message over wearing seatbelts, but is concerned one section of drivers aren't.

"Motorists in large trade and work vans and pick-ups seem to believe they are not required to wear a seatbelt," he said.

"Its common sense, if the vehicle is fitted with a seatbelt, wear it.