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Unsafe drivers targeted as Operation Safedrive heads to Hathersage

Posted on 24th January 2014

More than 30 motorists were stopped for unsafe driving in Stoney Middleton as part of Operation Safedrive.  

Police teamed up with partnership agencies to crack down on offences such as not wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile phone at the wheel and driving with defective tyres.

Officers worked alongside the Roads Policing Unit (RPU), Casualty Reduction and Enforcement Support Team (CREST), HM Customs Fuel and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

The team focused on the A628 around Stoney Middleton during the drive which took place on Friday, January 17.

The officers stopped 32 vehicles during the morning of action and issued a mixture of warnings and penalties to vehicles for tyre defects, lighting related offences and excess speed. Motorists were also stopped for not wearing a seat belt.

Operation Safedrive is an on-going Derbyshire police campaign to educate motorists about responsible driving and make roads across the county safer.

To speak to the team or to find out more, call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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