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Police in East Herts have been responding
to complaints from local residents relating to motorists
disregarding the traffic lights on the A120 at Little
On Tuesday December 18, under Operation
Callback, police carried out enforcement activity at the location
during the ‘rush hour’ period, between 7.30am and 9.15am. As a
result 11 motorists were caught jumping the traffic
lights and were processed for traffic offences, which could include
fines and points on licences.
On Tuesday January 8, police returned to the
same location to carry out further enforcement and on
this occasion 19 motorists including a bus transporting school
children to various schools in Bishop’s Stortford, were stopped by
a police patrol after jumping a red traffic light. Around 50
children were on the bus.
On Wednesday January 9, the same bus was
stopped again by police and the number of children travelling on
the bus was counted. There were 56 children on the bus, which
exceeded the legal limits. Six children were removed from bus and
waited with officers until the bus returned to collect them and
take them on to their schools.
The driver of the bus has now been reported
for dangerous driving.
Police met with the relevant partner agencies
and residents on the afternoon of Wednesday January 9, who are
now working to resolve the issue and local police will be
monitoring the situation.
Chief Inspector for East Herts Gerry McDonald
said: “We have listened to the public’s concerns and have acted to
address this issue. We will continue to monitor the situation and
work with our partner agencies to deal with local issues of