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Police 'shocked' by number of driving offences committed on Warwickshire's roads

Editorial Correspondent 23rd Mar, 2021 Updated: 23rd Mar, 2021

POLICE say they remain ‘shocked’ by the number of offences committed on Warwickshire roads following an operation targeting commercial vehicles.

Warwickshire Police discovered over 60 driver offences over two days as part of the NPCC national Commercial Vehicle Week of Action.

Police intercepted motorcyclists and patrolled the motorway network to identify commercial vehicles, and others of interest, bringing them in to stop check sites at Warwick Services on the M40 and Corley Services on the M6.

Offences included overweight vehicles, unsafe loads, poor condition, excessive tints, speeding, no seat belt, a driver without a licence, and a second disqualified – believed to be known to the employer.

Officers were also able to report concerns to Environmental Health regarding fresh meats being moved in unrefrigerated transport.

Nine of the vehicles stopped were prohibited from continuing their journey until the offence such as the weight or fault was corrected.

Operation Sergeant Shaun Bridle said: “Whilst we continue to be shocked at the number of offences we find being committed on our road network, this only strengthens the enthusiasm of our officers to take part in any operations that help improve the public’s safety on our roads.

“We will continue to take every opportunity to work with partners to help educate drivers to improve compliance with road safety legislation and to remove dangerous vehicles from our roads to make them safer for everyone.”

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