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Police team up to get vehicle safety into gear in Bakewell

Posted on 14th March 2014

Officers from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team have been teaming up with partnership agencies to ensure vehicle safety in the area.

PCSO’s Hayley Grundy and Anthony Boswell were joined by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to carry out vehicle safety checks of coaches and taxis that are used to transport children to school.

During the operation that took place on Tuesday, March 4, officers checked the safety of the vehicles to ensure that they were fitted with the correct Tachograph seatbelts, seat mountings and that the tyres fitted legal requirements.

Registrations and driving licences were also monitored during the action from Lady Manners School on Shutts Lane, Bakewell.

Sergeant Andy Wordsworth from the Safer Neighbourhood policing team said: “It is vital to take vehicle safety seriously and this operation allowed us to work in partnership with the VOSA team to ensure the vehicles met the required standards.

“Fourteen coaches were checked during the morning and it was fantastic to see that the majority of the vehicles caused no issues and only three coaches were advised to undertake repairs due to minor faults.”

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