Operation Steerside Celebrates 5 Years of Tackling Anti-Social Driving Across Bradford District  

Monday 15 January 2024 

This month sees the fifth anniversary since the Operation Steerside team was set up to tackle anti-social driving across the district.  

Set up as a multi-agency partnership in 2019 it was part of the district’s ongoing commitment to crackdown on anti-social use of motor vehicles and to tackle dangerous driving.  

The partnership, which consists of representatives from Bradford Council, police, education, and fire service is committed to listening to community concerns and taking positive action to ensure the roads are safer for residents and those who visit the district.   

To mark the fifth anniversary a week of action will start today, Monday 15 January. 

Officers will be out across the whole district, using innovative tactics and deploying additional resources and with support from local authority partners.  

Results from Operation Steerside since January 2019 has seen: 

  • 2322 Vehicles Seized  
  • 11,635 Fixed Penalty Tickets, Traffic Offence Reports and Vehicle Defect Reports 
  • 348 vehicles untaxed 
  • 2186 people Reported for Summons at court  
  • 1156 Section 59 warnings given 
  • 520 people arrested 
  • 151 breaches of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) 

Inspector Nick Haigh, of Bradford District Police, said:  

“These fantastic results truly show the partnership's commitment to tackling the anti-social use of motor vehicles across Bradford District.  

“We know that dangerous driving is a significant concern to residents and whilst we carry out patrols seven days a week, this week will see an enhance to our response with additional resources and support from partners.  

“Residents can expect to see increased high visibility patrols across the district with the support of local Neighbourhood Police Team teams, roads policing officers and PCSOs. 

 “Op Steerside is all about making the roads safer and to prevent serious accidents across the district.” 

Cllr Abdul Jabar, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said:  

“Operation Steerside is a testimony to the effectiveness of agencies working together for the common good. Lives have been saved, serious injuries avoided and intelligence gathered which has helped other criminal investigations, thanks to this operation. There is of course still a lot more work to do and we must continue striving to make our roads safer and to tackle anti-social behaviour.” 

Throughout the week there will be daily updates on the operation, on Facebook or on twitter @WYP_Steerside.  

Anyone with information about dangerous driving or anti-social driving is urged to contact the Steerside Team via 101 or online. Dash cam footage can also be submitted here. 

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