Police road safety inspections

The Metropolitan Police say over 70 lorries were stopped and checked by Traffic Command officers on Vauxhall Bridge Road, Whitechapel Road and Albert Embankment in a road safety operation today.

In addition around 100 cyclists were stopped and given safety advice by officers from the MPS Safer Transport Command, where there were concerns about their behaviour - for instance cutting corners and wearing headphones while riding.

The operation saw fixed penalty notices issued to lorry drivers for offences including driving too many hours without a break and having vehicles that are not fit for the roads. Cars were also pulled over for offences such as crossing advanced stop lines illegally.