Posted: Fri 1st Jul 2016

Road Safety Checks On Anglesey

This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 1st, 2016

Over a £1,000 in fines was collected at the roadside during a recent road safety operation on Anglesey this week. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Officers from the Commercial Vehicle Unit which involves North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit and the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency – formally known as VOSA), took part in an impact day looking at road safety issues on the weighbridge at Dalar Hir. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Defective tyres, drivers’ hours and overloaded vehicles were amongst some of the offences discovered and £1,400 in fines was collected at the roadside in graduated fixed penalty notices. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Throughout the day a number of offences were found including vehicle overloading, defective windscreen offences, defective tyres, using mobile phones and number plate offences. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sergeant Tony Gatley, who led today’s operation said: “The number of offences detected during the operation shows how vital initiatives such as this are, as a number of companies and drivers continue to disregard the law. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It is shocking and disappointing to think how many drivers have a complete disregard to, not only their own safety but the safety of other road users. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“People are still driving with overloaded vehicles, defective tyres and whilst using a mobile phone. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He added: “Similar impact days will continue and by working with our partners we will continue to ensure that the roads of North Wales are kept safe.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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