Officers from Lincolnshire have teamed up with colleagues from Leicestershire and partner agencies, to take part in a cross-border operation, aimed at targeting drivers committing traffic offences.
The operation, which involved officers and undercover vehicles on Friday 25th May, from 8am until 2pm, looked for drivers committing any offences along the A607 between Grantham and Melton Mowbray.
Particularly, officers were looking for drivers committing any of the fatal four offences – which include speeding, drink and drug drive, using mobile phones and not wearing a seatbelt. However, officers were also keeping an eye on vehicles that weren’t insured, disqualified drivers and other potential offences.
Seven vehicles were stopped on the day for offences including bald tyres, defective brakes and no MOT’s. Five vehicles were stopped and traffic reports were issued for traffic offences such as not wearing a seatbelt. There was also an arrest for failing to stop for police, driving with no insurance, no driving licence, and possession of an offensive weapon.
PC Simon Wright, of Lincolnshire Police, said: “We are always looking for ways that we can best keep people safe, and best use our resources. We work together with Leicestershire for intelligence reasons regularly, but we felt that this would be a good opportunity to use our resources to target drivers committing offences on a very busy road.
“I want to place my thanks to Leicestershire for their support in this, and we hope that this reinforces the dangers of committing any of the fatal four offences.
PCSO Matt Robinson, of Leicestershire Police, said: “This is a great example of the teamwork between neighbouring forces and partner agencies, working together to tackle issues close to the heart of our communities.”