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Road safety crackdown

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: January 23, 2014

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Five vehicles with dangerous defects were prohibited from being driven and 157 vehicles caught speeding in a road safety crackdown in Stoke-on-Trent.

The force’s road policing team and partner agencies carried out roadside checks as part of a national campaign to reduce the number of people seriously injured or killed on the roads and disrupt criminal activity.

Officers patrolled the route along the A50 and A500 and HMRC Road Fuels and Vosa examined vehicles at a check site. Staffordshire Safety Roads Partnership also used Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology which caught 157 speeding drivers.

As a result of the operation:

5 vehicles immediately prohibited from being driven due to dangerous defects

4 vehicles were given delayed prohibitions with defects to be fixed within five days and all to have a new MOT test

157 drivers face prosecution for speeding

1 driver received a fixed penalty for exceeding driver’s hours

1 vehicle seized for no insurance, no licence and using driver using a mobile phone

10 drivers reported for summons for a variety of offences

7 drivers stopped for speeding will be considered to undertake a speed awareness course

157 drivers face prosecution for speeding.

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