Lincolnshire Police reveals 'Safer Roads' team results one year on
This weekend is National Specials Weekend, marking the start of Volunteers Week. Lincolnshire Police will be taking the opportunity to celebrate the amazing work of their special constabulary and volunteers.
Amongst the array of roles they perform, ten Specials make up the Safer Roads Team. They are tasked with keeping our roads safe by targeting the 'fatal four': speed, seatbelts, phones and drink / drug driving.
As part of the celebration of Specials weekend, police are sharing the impressive results that the team have achieved since their introduction to the county a year ago.
As the team is staffed entirely by Specials, the results below come solely from the efforts of people who have volunteered their time for free.
2 Special Sergeants
8 Special Constables
Put in 444 shifts
Gave 4300 hours of their time
Dealt with 34 mobile phone offences
Dealt with 80 seatbelt offences
Dealt with 490 speed offences
Dealt with 93 other offences (e.g. insurance, careless driving etc)
Seized 45 vehicles
Arrested 22 people for drink / drug driving
Conducted 400+ negative breath tests
Police and crime commissioner Marc Jones voiced his support for Specials Weekend.
He said: “Police volunteers deserve our boundless gratitude. They give their time for free, in order to help keep our County safe. That’s a commitment worthy of recognition.
“I wholeheartedly support Specials Weekend and Volunteers Week and welcome the opportunity to say thank you to those selfless and remarkable people.”