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More than 60 vehicles stopped as part of vehicle safety campaign in Bakewell

Posted on 23rd April 2015

More than 60 vehicles were stopped in Bakewell recently including for seatbelt, mobile phone, speeding and insurance related offences.

Officers from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team worked with partner agencies including CREST (Casualty Reduction and Enforcement Team), VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) and HM Revenue and Customs to carry out Operation Safedrive.

The day of action took place on Monday, April 20, on Agricultural Way and saw 18 drivers stopped for seatbelt offences and 11 motorists targeted for using a mobile phone while driving.

Seven vehicles were also stopped for registration plate offences as trailers towing goods displayed different number plates to the towing vehicles.

Other offences included: 
• One driving licence offence;
• 12 speeding offences;
• Three tyre related offences;
• Two drivers not in proper control of their vehicles;
• One with no insurance;
• Three immediate prohibitions on vehicles deemed too danger to be on the road;
• One offence of a driver found to be using red diesel in their vehicle.

Sergeant Andy Wordsworth from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “It is worrying to note that more than 60 motorists were stopped for illegal driving issues during the day of action but we hope it shows the commitment of local officers and partnership organisations to clamp down on driver and vehicle safety.

“We work hard to ensure that appropriate action is taken against those found to be committing offences.

“During the operation, we met and spoke to a number of people who were out and about on the day and were interested in our work. We were able to able to explain the Operation Safedrive scheme across Derbyshire and this was met with very positive responses.”

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