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Operation Tramline: Police HGV spots 222 motoring offences in one week

Hundreds of drivers have been caught committing criminal offences behind the wheel as officers take to greater heights to reduce road casualties.

 

Roads policing officers have taken to the motorway networks in an unmarked Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) tractor unit from National Highways to act against those who pose a risk on our roads.

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During the week-long operation (6-10 November) officers stopped 222 drivers, including 27 for driving while on their mobile phone, 87 for not wearing a seatbelt, 15 for not being in proper control of their vehicle, and 12 for driving with an insecure load.

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The HGV cab provides officers with a view into larger vehicles including HGVs, LGVS, as well as a greater view into cars and smaller vehicles.

 

Two drivers were also dealt with for exceeding the 70mph speed limit. As Road Safety Week – this time focusing on speed – continues, Roads Policing Officer PC Rod McEnery explained more:

 

“Every year just under 450 people are killed on the UK’s motorway network and major A roads. On average, five people a day are killed due to excessive speed.

 

“As roads policing officers we are all too familiar with the devastating and tragic consequences of road traffic collisions. Delivering a death message to a family never gets easier.

 

“A few miles per hour over the speed limit and a momentary distraction can be the difference between life and death.”

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During this operation, officers issued 187 traffic offence reports, 12 fixed penalty notices and reported 21 drivers on summons to court.

 

PC McEnery continued: “It is hard to measure the difference operations like this make, but if we can make drivers think twice next time and change their behaviour, which ultimately save lives, then our efforts are worth it.”

 

“Everyone can take simple steps; put your phone away, put your seatbelt on, don’t speed and ensure you’re following the laws surrounding your vehicle’s use.

 

“We are out there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and we will continue to take action against those who pose a risk.”

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