Another Successful Year Tackling Road Safety in Calderdale

Thursday 18 May 2023

Over the last five years, the policing operation targeting dangerous driving and road safety, known as Operation Hawmill has continued to bring positive results with over 600 road safety outcomes in this period. 

Supported through the Calderdale Community Safety Partnership, additional patrols are deployed onto the roads of Calderdale tackling driving offences across the district. 

Between October 2022 and March 2023, officers stopped 154 drivers for speeding, caught 181 people travelling without using seatbelt, caught 34 people driving whilst using their mobile phone and arrested 42 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

In addition, 50 vehicles were seized, 181 people stopped for offences including dangerous driving, no MOT, no insurance and driving without due care and attention.

Alongside the Calderdale Safety Community Partnership, we will continue to listen to the community, target ‘hotspot’ areas and focus on keeping the roads of Calderdale safe.

The Calderdale road safety group are currently in the process of bidding for ongoing funding to allow the operation to continue in to 2024.

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You can raise concerns about incidents in your locality at ward forums or by reporting online. You can also submit video evidence of any road traffic offences using the West Yorkshire OP SNAP Portal.

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