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No excuse for unsafe drivers in Dorchester and Sherborne

Police carried out an enforcement operation in Dorchester and Sherborne earlier this week, with more than 180 drivers stopped for driving offences in less than three hours.

The operation, which took place between 9.30am and midday, on Monday, 3 October 2011 saw 172 drivers stopped for speeding in Dorchester.

In addition, 12 drivers were issued a fixed penalty ticket for not wearing a seat belt and six for using a mobile phone while driving.

In Sherborne, officers stopped 10 drivers for speeding and one person who was using a mobile phone while driving. One driver was also arrested for drink driving.

Dorchester and Sherborne Neighbourhood Inspector, Les Fry, said: “Reducing road traffic collisions remains a key priority across Dorset and this operation was aimed at the ‘fatal four’ factors that contribute to collisions – drink driving, excess speed, using a mobile phone while driving and not wearing a seat belt.

“It’s disappointing that so many people were caught committing offences which could have put themselves and other road users at risk. I hope our continuing enforcement sends the message to drivers not to take these risks.”