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Drivers dealt with under road safety operation across Torbay

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Drivers dealt with under road safety operation across Torbay

A proactive operation across Torbay took place this week targeting drivers who flout road safety laws.

Officers from across Torbay with support from neighbourhood teams and special constables set up a high visibility site to conduct safety checks. The site, which operated for four hours, stopped roughly 50 vehicles, fully checking driving documents and vehicle condition.

The operation found:

  • four tyre offences

  • one insurance

  • one driving otherwise in accordance with a licence

  • one number plate offence

The operation also included a Safety Camera Partnership vehicle providing support at two busy locations in Paignton and Torquay resulting in 19 speeding offences at high vulnerability sites in an hour and half.

Officers from the Alliance Roads Policing Team carried out mobile patrols and responded to Automatic Number Plate Recognition activations. Results from this part of the operation were:

  • six no insurance offences

  • three mobile phones

  • two disqualified driving offences

  • four speeding offences

  • four seat belt offences (updated)

  • two number plate offences

  • one undeclared vehicle modification

  • one zig zag parking offence

Operations like this are not designed to prosecute or ticket people unnecessarily. They are designed to show that motorists need to change their behaviour to prevent loss of life on the area’s roads. Devon & Cornwall Police appeal to motorists to drive sensibly on the road network, concentrate on their driving, making sure vehicles are roadworthy and insured.



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