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  • 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...
  • Appeal for information following dangerous driving incident in North Dorset

    15 April 2020
    Officers investigating a dangerous driving incident in North Dorset are appealing for any witnesses or motorists with relevant dashcam footage to come forward. At around 6.25pm on Saturday 11 April 2020 Dorset Police received a report of a black BMW 3 Se...
  • Witness appeal after alleged dangerous driving incident in North Dorset

    01 April 2020
    Officers investigating an alleged dangerous driving incident in North Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. It was reported that, at around 2pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020, a black BMW 3 series was seen to drive dang...
  • Witness appeal after car failed to stop for officers near Dorchester

    05 February 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a car failed to stop when requested near Dorchester. At 8.51pm on Wednesday 29 January 2020 it was reported that a silver Mitsubishi pick-up failed to stop for officers when requested after it ha...
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