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Hi folks, I think I already know the answer to this one but wanted to put it out there for some advice. Just recently, I've noticed on a couple of occasions whilst off duty adults carrying a baby on their lap in the rear of a moving car. My thought was that the child should be restrained in a car seat, but as it's not something I've dealt with before I wasn't entirely sure whether this was the case. Would it be the driver that is reported for the offence, and if so what offence would it be?
When I find myself at a loose end on a particularly "Q" shift one thing I like to do is park up my shiny stickered up police car and look for motorists that are doing things they shouldn't be. Such as using their phone, not wearing a seatbelt, going too quick etc etc. I have a few favoured spots that I like to park my bright police car in as there always seems to only be a short wait in these places till someone doing something naughty passes me. My favourite place at the moment is at the side of an A road between two major towns in a 40mph limit. Its essentially a short driveway at the side of the road which leads to an unused gate into a farm. The hedgerows either side of this driveway mean it is not possible to see my shiny police car until you are passing it meaning that drivers are in my full view before they realise I am there. I guess that is why I catch so many mobile phone offences. Now, having had a good think about it I can't come up with any problems with this way of working. However, I'm aware there are rules you have to abide to when it comes to speed cameras and their visibility. So I just wanted to check I'm not leaving myself open to critism or cries of "entrapment" by carrying out my own little road safety campaigns in my sneaky hidden police car way. Just to clarify I don't stick people on for speeding as I don't have the required calibrated equipment for evidencing the offence.
What offences can you deal in the scenario that a van/ car is stopped where it is carrying more people than designed for e.g person in back of van or boot with no seatbelt?? What offences could be considered for driver? What offences could be considered for passenger??