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19th Oct, 2021

Speeding - and much more, as police crackdown on drivers

A POLICE crackdown on speeding not only netted 60 offenders but also uncovered a number of other driver misdemeanours too.

Helped by Communtiy Speedwatch volunteers the week-long campaign by Warwickshire Police found seven drivers using a mobile phone while driving.

Seven vehicles were seized for no insurance and the drivers prosecuted as well as one disqualified driver, four drink drivers and one drug driver.

Two vehicles were found to be overweight and stopped from continuing their journey, four abnormal loads were checked and one vehicle was seized for having no road tax.

Numerous other drivers and vehicles were dealt with for a number of other traffic offences ranging from no MoTs, illegal number plates to bumpers hanging.

The highest speed recorded was 47mph in a 30mph zone.

Safer Neighbourhood Teams also visited schools with the county’s road safety education team as part of the popular ‘Cars and Kids Don’t Mix’ campaign.

Sergeant Shaun Bridle said: “The vast majority of the offences detected were due to choices made by the driver and we are asking these drivers to please consider others by choosing to do the right thing to make roads safer for everyone.

“I’m pleased to say that the majority of Warwickshire’s road users are legal and lawful. This was a great effort by officers, staff and volunteers and more road safety operations are planned over the coming months.”

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