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Purbeck road safety operation targets bad driving

Police in Purbeck ran an operation to target poor driving and highlight road safety earlier this month, with drivers issued with words of advice and fixed penalty notices.

The operation took place on Saturday, 15 October 2011, and saw a total of 106 drivers stopped.

Of these, 35 drivers were issued with fixed penalty tickets for offences including speeding and not wearing a seat belt. All drivers stopped were issued with strong words of advice about their driving.

The operation took place following community concerns, raised through PACT (Partners and Communities Together), about unsafe driving in the area and involved members of the Special Constabulary, Purbeck safer neighbourhood officers and traffic patrol officers.

Purbeck police sergeant, Jonathan Wasey, said: “We listen and respond to the concerns of our communities and are committed to taking positive action in response to dangerous and irresponsible drivers.

“We will continue to focus on road safety and work together with our partners and communities to make Purbeck roads even safer.

“I’d also urge drivers to ensure their vehicles are in good working order as the mornings and nights become darker and colder. Drivers should particularly check that electrical components, such as lights, are in good order.”