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Police operation targets unsafe vehicles from Burton services

Cumbria Police’s Mobile Support Group carried out an operation from Burton services on Monday (26/2/18) as part of a Europe-wide TISPOL campaign.

The operation’s aims were to detect road offences, many of which, if left unchecked, could put the safety of road users in serious risk.

The operation was carried out in conjunction with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

A variety of offences were found on the day:

  • A HGV -no tachograph/no operator’s licence
  • A HGV – fail to record hours
  • Two LGVs – defective lights/suspension faults
  • A LGV – defective trailer tyre
  • A LGV – suspension defect/seized for using Red diesel
  • A LGV – defective tyre/over weight
  • A LGV – ABS fault
  • Driver reported for no seatbelt
  • Driver reported for no MOT
  • Driver reported for using incorrectly registered vehicle

Sergeant Richard Wiejak of Cumbria Police Mobile Support Group said: “Whilst our officers look to identify motoring offences every day, these types of operations offer a great opportunity to work with partners to carry out both enforcement and educational actions.

“Defective vehicles are a safety risk to all road users and by targeting those who are driving vehicles which are not road-worthy, we could be preventing serious collisions. Particularly where those vehicles are large, heavy goods vehicles.”

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