Posted on 11th June 2015
Safer Neighbourhood officers have worked with partner agencies to stop more than 60 drivers as part of a Safedrive campaign in Hulland Ward.
Officers from Safer Neighbourhood teams in and around Ashbourne joined forces with the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team [CREST], the Roads Policing Unit and HM Revenue and Customs to hold the day of action on Tuesday, June 9.
They stopped 61 motorists during the event and issued a mixture of warnings and penalties to:
• 12 drivers for seatbelt offences;
• Seven motorists for mobile phone offences;
• Six vehicles for speeding offences;
• Seven vehicles found with defects so serious they was not allowed to continue without repair or recovery;
• One vehicle found to be running on illegal fuel, red diesel. The driver was issued with an on-the-spot fine and release fee.
PCSO Gemma Darby from the Marston and Clifton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This is a good result from a partnership operation to ensure our roads are safe for everyone using them. It is worrying to see that so many vehicles were found to have quite serious defects and that drivers were stopped for basic safety negligence and illegal practice such as speeding and using mobile phones whilst at the wheel.
“We hope to continue our work alongside partner agencies to educate local motorists as part of Operation Safedrive and make sure they understand the dangers of committing these types of offences. Hopefully the warnings and penalties given out during this day of action will ensure these drivers are not on the wrong side of the law once again.”
To speak to the team or to find out more, call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police. You can also follow @AshbourneSNT on Twitter.