Road Safety Checks On Anglesey
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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