Special traffic operation supports Europe-wide road safety week
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Motorists were stopped in Corby last week as part of a special traffic operation to coincide with a Europe-wide road safety project.
Project EDWARD is a road safety initiative which aims to reduce deaths and serious injuries on Europe’s roads, run by the European traffic police network TISPOL, and every year it runs a campaign week.
As part of this year’s theme which was ‘Fit for the Road’, members of the Corby Neighbourhood Policing Team joined colleagues from the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for the traffic operation last Wednesday (September 16).
More than 58 motorists were stopped during the operation in Lloyds Road, which resulted in three vehicles being seized for having no insurance and a further 14 DVSA offences identified.
DVSA examiners issued four immediate prohibition notices after the vehicles were found to be in a dangerous condition, while nine drivers were issued with delayed prohibition notices for various defects.
PC Callum Crabb of the Corby Neighbourhood Team said: “Working in partnership with the DVSA, we’re committed to reducing the number of people who are killed or seriously injured on our roads and improving road safety across the county.
“It is important that we continue to hold special traffic operations within our local communities to reduce the number of drivers who continue to pose a risk to other road users through their blatant disregard for the law.
“This operation targeted those who drive vehicles in a dangerous condition as part of the Europe-wide road safety initiative Project EDWARD, and we hope this sends out a message to other motorists that we will not tolerate such behaviour.”
For more information about Project EDWARD and this year’s ‘Fit for the Road’ campaign, please visit www.projectedward.org