Over 40 vehicles were stopped in Newport this week in a crackdown on motoring offences.
Operation Utah aims to identify vehicles that are being driven illegally or aren’t road safe.
The road safety operation took place yesterday, Monday 10 October, and included officers from the roads policing unit, the dog section, rural crime team, response officers and the special constabulary. Our officers were also joined by partners from the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency).
Results included: 🔹 40 vehicles inspected
🔹 26 traffic offences recorded
🔹 eight offences identified for condition of the vehicle
🔹 two illegal number plates
🔹 four people arrested for driving under the influence of drugs
🔹 seven vehicles seized for having no insurance
🔹 six traffic offences for driving with no seatbelt on
🔹 15 traffic offences for insecure or overweight loads
🔹 two notices for drivers hours
🔹82 speeding offences
🔹 one arrest for possession of drugs
The Vehicle and Operator Service Agency also had the following results:
🔹 21 immediate prohibitions
🔹 7 delayed prohibitions
🔹 3 inspection notices
PC Haydock of the Roads Policing and Specialist Operations unit said:
“I hope the results from this operation send a clear message that driving irresponsibly or not maintaining the condition of your vehicle is unacceptable and you will be dealt with robustly.
“I would like to thank our partners for working with us on this operation to make the roads in our communities as safe as possible.
“We all have a role to play in ensuring the safety of other road users – I would urge all motorists to drive carefully, responsibly and within the limits of the law and to ensure their vehicles are well-maintained at all times.”
If you are concerned about unroadworthy vehicles or vehicles being driven illegally you can call us on 101 or DM us.