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  • Witness appeal following road rage incident in Wimborne

    01 October 2021
    Officers investigating a road rage incident in Wimborne are appealing for a driver involved and anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward. At around 1.55pm on Saturday 18 September 2021 witnesses reported a black Mercedes approach the first of...
  • Drink drivers targeted in summer crackdown

    20 July 2021
    “If you are drinking, don’t drive and if you are driving, don’t drink.” That’s the message from Dorset Police as lockdown restrictions are lifted and more people are expected to be heading out to pubs and clubs.    The Force is urging people to take respo...
  • Force issues road safety message

    01 June 2021
    Dorset Police is reminding motorists to be mindful of all road users this summer in an effort to reduce the number of people seriously injured or killed on the county’s roads. The May bank holiday weekend saw residents and visitors make the most of...
  • Launch of campaign to reduce motorcycle collisions in Dorset

    25 March 2021
    Dorset Police are working with DocBike and Dorset Road Safe Partnership to launch a campaign seeking to buck the trend in springtime biker fatalities. In Dorset, per mile travelled, more motorcyclists will be killed or critically injured than any other r...
  • Drink and drug drivers targeted in Christmas Crackdown

    01 December 2020
    Dorset Police is running the annual Christmas drink and drug driving campaign from Tuesday 1 December 2020 through to Friday 1 January 2021. Officers want to raise awareness of the inherent dangers involved in drink and drug driving by encouraging people...
  • Dorset Police release footage of drivers prosecuted for motoring offences under Operation Snap

    28 August 2020
    Dashcam footage submitted to the Force is being released in a bid to encourage more people to get involved with the scheme. Operation Snap is a secure online facility that allows submissions of video and photographic evidence relating to driving incident...
  • Dorset Police urges motorists to stay safe on our roads

    21 August 2020
    Dorset Police is calling on residents and those visiting the area to behave sensibly and respect other road users. The Force wants those getting behind the wheel to take extra care, ensure your vehicle is roadworthy and that you are fit to drive, as well...
  • Warning to motorists following car gatherings in Poole

    14 July 2020
    Officers are warning the public about dangerous driving following recent unauthorised ‘car meets’ in Poole. Dorset Police is aware of a large gathering of cars and people in the Oakdale area on the evening of Friday 3 July and Friday 10 July ...
  • Appeal for information following dangerous driving incident in Poole

    19 June 2020
    Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after a vehicle made off from police and was seen driving dangerously in Poole. At around 2pm on Thursday 18 June 2020 officers from Dorset Police’s No Excuse team attempted to stop...
  • Dorset Police urge motorists to behave sensibly on our roads

    22 May 2020
    Dorset Police will be stepping up its education and enforcement of the ‘fatal five’ with a focus on speed as part of a National Police Chiefs’ Council operation. With the gradual relaxing of lockdown restrictions, police forces througho...

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