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Road safety operation in South Staffordshire

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A road safety operation to tackle inconsiderate motorists has been carried out in South Staffordshire.

On Friday (7 June) officers from South Staffordshire Neighbourhood Policing Team targeted vehicles using roads in Codsall and Bilbrook.

The operation followed ongoing concerns from local residents about commercial, large and heavy goods vehicles breaching the 7.5 tonne weight limit on village roads, as well as speeding and inappropriate parking.

Officers utilised automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras and a speed laser gun at two sites on Birches Road and Wolverhampton Road.

Numerous vehicles, including HGVs and cars, were stopped during the morning and action taken against 20.

In total 15 drivers were issued with warning notices regarding excess speed in a 30mph zone. Two drivers were issued with warnings for defective tyres, one vehicle was seized for having no insurance, another vehicle was seized on behalf of the DVLA for having no tax and a HGV driver was stopped and warned for exceeding the weight limit.

Sergeant Jason Dorrington, who helped to co-ordinate the operation, said: "I hope that the morning of action provided reassurance to the local community and we will continue to target any drivers whose behaviour on the road presents a risk to other road users or themselves."

11 Jun 2019 16:29:28 BST
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