Scores Of Vehicles Stopped In Dewsbury Road Safety Drive

Thursday 28 November 2019

More than 70 vehicles have been stopped and checked in Dewsbury in an operations to make roads safer. 

The Dewsbury and Midfield Proactive Team and partners stopped 75 vehicles, suspended one taxi from driving and made an arrest as part of a high visibility operation in Ravensthorpe on Monday ( November 25).

As part of the operation officers from the team, DVSA and Kirklees Council taxi licensing stopped cars travelling on Huddersfield Road from the Park Road junction to Ravensthorpe.

The team suspended the licence of one car immediately and gave ten rectification notices to taxis which had vehicle defects.

Tickets were also given to three drivers for not wearing seatbelts and one for a defective tire.

Finally, a 25-year-old woman who was wanted on warrant was also arrested.

PC Asad Kahut of the Dewsbury and Mirfield Proactive Team, said: “The aim of this operation was to target what we call the ‘Fatal 4,’ namely the four factors that contribute to a road traffic collision or serious injury. These are speeding,

 drink drive, mobile phone use and driving without a seat belt.

“It was a successful operation offering a high visibility presence in Ravensthorpe and I want to thank our partners for their support in helping us carry out this operation and get a message out there to communities that we are taking action.”

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