Police operation takes dangerous cars off the road

Op Transporter
Op Transporter

Throughout a two day police operation, more than 100 vehicles were stopped and checked by officers.

Fifteen drivers were reported for vehicles being in dangerous and un-roadworthy conditions, two drivers were reported for using mobile phones and two for failing to wear a seatbelt.

Three vehicles were seized, two for having no tax and one for no insurance. Another three vehicles were also banned from the road due to being in such dangerous conditions, including being overweight and having major mechanical and braking issues.

Op Transporter took place on Saturday, April 14, and Monday, April 16, throughout Newark, Sherwood and Bassetlaw.

The multiple agency meeting saw Divisional officers, Special Constables, Roads Policing Team and Police Cadets work alongside the Environment Agency, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and HMRC.

Stop checks were carried out on commercial and light goods vehicles on both local roads and major trunk routes. They were weighed and checked that they were safe to be on the road, including checking their operators, licenses and the safety of the goods on board.

The aim of the operation was to combat illegal and dangerous vehicle use. These operations will become a regular sight on the roads of Nottinghamshire, any day of the week and in any location; commercial and goods roads policing is no longer confined to the M1.

Co-ordinating Op Transporter, PC Adam Pace, said: “This is a great example of how working alongside partners can be very successful in keeping people safe when travelling through our county; we took some very dangerous vehicles off the road during this operation.

“The roads continue to be made safer thanks to the dedication and professionalism of the entire team, made up largely of Special Constables, who volunteer their spare time to join operations like this one.”