East Dorset police cracking down on illegal motoring
By: Click4Reg Team
Last updated: 12 September 2014
There’s been good news today for all road users after it was revealed that the police force in East Dorset are taking strong action to crack down on bad drivers. For those who’ve spent a lot of money on beautiful cars and personal number plates, it’s important to ensure the roads are safe so their valuables remain safe and undamaged. Now, young drivers in Verwood are being carefully monitored to ensure those who break the law will face the consequences.
Throughout August, the East Dorset police force ran the Verwood operation in response to community concerns regarding bad and dangerous local driving. Examples of the worries highlighted were speeding, and drivers using handbrake turns at roundabouts. Officers from the road policing unit and Verwood’s Safer Neighbourhood Team utilised targeted intelligence-led patrols to ensure they increased the probability of catching bad drivers in action.
As a result, one 20 year old Verwood man was found to be driving a silver BMW anti-socially. He was served with a section 59 notice, meaning that if he’s caught driving in a similar way at any point during the next year, police have the right to seize his vehicle. Meanwhile, officers seized a silver Honda after a 25 year old man was found to be driving on a revoked licence. In addition, three 18 year olds were caught driving dangerously. One had no insurance on his blue Audi, with the vehicle being taken and a fixed penalty notice issued. Another was found to be speeding at 50mph in a 30mph zone during his two year probationary period, and having collected six penalty points, he will now have his licence revoked. Finally, another disqualified driver was found on the road, and the matter is ongoing.
East Dorset’s neighbourhood deputy officer, Police Sergeant Simon Perry, said, “Road safety is clearly a priority for Dorset Police. With assistance of traffic colleagues, we have identified key offenders and are committed to tackling this issue which has been raised by local residents. The presence of traffic officers was well received by the community and we will continue to target those who behave in an irresponsible manner on the roads. I would urge members of the public to call Dorset Police on 101 with information about anti-social or dangerous driving in their community.”
For all road users, the continued used of operations across the country to safeguard Britain’s roads from dangerous and anti-social behaviour is a step in the right direction.