Operation Tramline results in more than 230 vehicles stopped by police with over 300 offences detected

More than 230 vehicles have been stopped and over 300 offences detected following a police campaign to target drivers of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs).

It was  part of a week-long operation supported by National Highways last month.

Operation Tramline took place between Monday and Friday, August 23 and 27 involving officers from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team, with enforcement taking place on the A14, A11 and A12.

A total of 234 vehicles were stopped, including 103 HGVs and 78 smaller goods vehicles with 304 offences detected and the drivers in question were issued with Traffic Offence Reports (TORs), some having committed more than one offence.

237 TORs were issued, with the primary offences highlighted below:


–        124 for not wearing a seatbelt

–        54 for construction and use

–        33 for an insecure load

–        23 for using a mobile phone

–        11 for not being in proper control of the vehicle

–        10 for driving without due care and attention

–        five for excess speed

–        four for no insurance

–        three for driver’s hours


This was the third time this year that Operation Tramline has taken place in Suffolk. 967 offences in total have been detected across the three operations, with 779 vehicles stopped by officers.

Sergeant Scott Lee-Amies, of the Joint Roads and Armed Policing Team, said: “The value of the three operations held to date this year is self-evident, with just short of 1,000 offences detected in total and over 750 vehicles stopped.

“It is imperative for us to be able to carry-out enforcement in respect of this group of road users, as they are in control of the biggest and therefore potentially most dangerous vehicles on the roads.”

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