An elderly man has had his driving licence revoked after failing an eyesight test during a road safety operation by Essex Police.
Officers requested an urgent licence revocation from the DVLA after the 86-year-old man from Ilford failed an eyesight test during Operation Surround a Town, a long-running campaign with Essex County Council to increase road safety and detect offenders using the roads.
Motorcycles and cars were used to intercept vehicles which were taken to stop-check sites in High Road, Loughton, Lindsey Street, Epping and junction 7 of the M11.
The elderly man was stopped after officers became concerned about the manner of his driving.
After he failed the roadside eyesight test, officers used the DVLA s fast track procedure to apply for his licence to be revoked immediately.
The man was given a lift home and will have to have his eyesight tested and corrected before he can apply for his licence back.
During the operation two men wanted on warrant for non-payment of fines were arrested. A 39-year-old man from London was arrested at junction 7 of the M11 at 1.15pm and taken to custody where he currently remains. A 34-year-old man from Hornchurch was arrested in Lindsey Street, Epping at 11.30am. He was taken to custody where full payment was made before being released.
Fifty-two drivers were dealt with for using a mobile phone behind the wheel and 75 for failing to wear a seatbelt. Two drivers were spotted committing both offences.
A total of 19 drivers were dealt with for speeding offences and three vehicles were found not to have a valid MOT.
Three vehicles were seized because their drivers didn t have appropriate insurance and one driver was found to be driving otherwise than in accordance with the terms of their licence.
Five vehicles were found to be over the legal weight limit and two had registration plates which didn t comply with legal requirements.