57 people caught committing driving offences during one-day crackdown

Bournemouth Echo: 57 people caught committing driving offences during one-day crackdown 57 people caught committing driving offences during one-day crackdown

FIFTY-seven people were caught committing driving offences during a crackdown in North Dorset.

Dorset Police targeted the A350 from Poole to Shaftesbury in a day of action on Wednesday, July 2.

They said the operation was in response to public concern about driving on the route.

The 57 offences included 24 cases of travelling without a seatbelt. All 24 offenders were given a ticket.

Thirteen motorists were caught speeding and those who are not eligible for a driver education programme will have the option of a court hearing or a £100 fine and three penalty points.

Twelve people were caught driving while using a hand-held phone also received tickets, while two drivers were booked for not being in proper control of the vehicle. Another six miscellaneous offences were also spotted.

Brian Austin, operations manager with the force, said: “Dorset Police are concentrating on the fatal five contributory factors in road collisions in Dorset. These are excessive and inappropriate speed, driver distraction such as using a phone while driving, drink or drug driving, careless driving and not wearing a seatbelt.”

Deputy North Dorset Inspector Ken Morgan said: “We are aware of the concerns of local residents regarding the increased traffic along the A350 due to the closure of the C13 and we have taken a robust approach through this ‘no excuse’ day of action to identify and deal positively with road traffic offences on this route.”

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4:55pm Thu 3 Jul 14

adspacebroker says...

Good hit Brian! Lets have some more of it...like the ton uppers on the A338 Spur Road and I am sure many more.
Good hit Brian! Lets have some more of it...like the ton uppers on the A338 Spur Road and I am sure many more. adspacebroker
  • Score: 10

5:33pm Thu 3 Jul 14

folkprotector says...

Well done Dorset Police! Bad drivers are being made accountable for their irresponsible actions. That stretch of the A350 is always a challenge to negotiate skilfully and safely. This campaign, especially if repeated at random and without prior warning, will help to the risks involved.
Well done Dorset Police! Bad drivers are being made accountable for their irresponsible actions. That stretch of the A350 is always a challenge to negotiate skilfully and safely. This campaign, especially if repeated at random and without prior warning, will help to the risks involved. folkprotector
  • Score: 8

6:22pm Thu 3 Jul 14

djd says...

Admirable though these campaigns are and I am all for them if they get just one bad driver off the road.
There is little point if the strategy is not carried through into the courts. They should have power to seize vehicles, take licences away with a severe penalty if caugh driving within the ban period.
Most drivers drive well and are aware of the road conditions. It only takes one idiot to undo all the good work done.
Admirable though these campaigns are and I am all for them if they get just one bad driver off the road. There is little point if the strategy is not carried through into the courts. They should have power to seize vehicles, take licences away with a severe penalty if caugh driving within the ban period. Most drivers drive well and are aware of the road conditions. It only takes one idiot to undo all the good work done. djd
  • Score: 4

6:33pm Thu 3 Jul 14

RageAgainstTheMachine says...

I walk the dog up and down the Dorset Way every evening and cannot believe the amount of idiot drivers doing well over the 50 speed limit and and using mobile phones.!!!
I walk the dog up and down the Dorset Way every evening and cannot believe the amount of idiot drivers doing well over the 50 speed limit and and using mobile phones.!!! RageAgainstTheMachine
  • Score: 6

6:50pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Phixer says...

RageAgainstTheMachin
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I walk the dog up and down the Dorset Way every evening and cannot believe the amount of idiot drivers doing well over the 50 speed limit and and using mobile phones.!!!
I drive up and down the Dorset Way every evening and cannot believe the amount of idiots walking their dogs along it and using mobile phones!!!
[quote][p][bold]RageAgainstTheMachin e[/bold] wrote: I walk the dog up and down the Dorset Way every evening and cannot believe the amount of idiot drivers doing well over the 50 speed limit and and using mobile phones.!!![/p][/quote]I drive up and down the Dorset Way every evening and cannot believe the amount of idiots walking their dogs along it and using mobile phones!!! Phixer
  • Score: -1

7:53pm Thu 3 Jul 14

crazybird says...

Okay I know people always go on about speeding drivers but when are we seriously going to get something done about the dangerous drivers that drive under the speed limit?! I'm not talking about a few miles under here, I'm talking about the ones that drive at 15 or 20 in a 30 or 40 - they are causing a danger to other road users! Why are the police always going on about speed it's about time they tackled the lack of speed for a change!
Okay I know people always go on about speeding drivers but when are we seriously going to get something done about the dangerous drivers that drive under the speed limit?! I'm not talking about a few miles under here, I'm talking about the ones that drive at 15 or 20 in a 30 or 40 - they are causing a danger to other road users! Why are the police always going on about speed it's about time they tackled the lack of speed for a change! crazybird
  • Score: 4

7:55pm Thu 3 Jul 14

AmsterdamMan says...

57 easy targets relieved of more money to prop up the system and not a hope in hell of catching a burglar!
57 easy targets relieved of more money to prop up the system and not a hope in hell of catching a burglar! AmsterdamMan
  • Score: -9

7:58pm Thu 3 Jul 14

johnbournemouth says...

Bournemouth does have its fair share of bad/ inconsiderate drivers and I often wonder what their instructors teach them . Impatience is the worst enemy especially at junctions or roundabouts where instead of easing back to let you in many deliberately increase their speed to stop you entering - worse are those who maybe need to slow down just a little to let you in honk away if you decide there is room to pull out and they don't . I wonder if their instructors point out to them they have a foot brake to ease back and a hooter to act as a warning rather than a sign of impatience. Those caught as a result of the A350 check deserved what they got but then the A350 is an awful road of bends. I hate it.
Bournemouth does have its fair share of bad/ inconsiderate drivers and I often wonder what their instructors teach them . Impatience is the worst enemy especially at junctions or roundabouts where instead of easing back to let you in many deliberately increase their speed to stop you entering - worse are those who maybe need to slow down just a little to let you in honk away if you decide there is room to pull out and they don't . I wonder if their instructors point out to them they have a foot brake to ease back and a hooter to act as a warning rather than a sign of impatience. Those caught as a result of the A350 check deserved what they got but then the A350 is an awful road of bends. I hate it. johnbournemouth
  • Score: 3

8:36pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Bob49 says...

AmsterdamMan wrote:
57 easy targets relieved of more money to prop up the system and not a hope in hell of catching a burglar!
you sir, are an idiot
[quote][p][bold]AmsterdamMan[/bold] wrote: 57 easy targets relieved of more money to prop up the system and not a hope in hell of catching a burglar![/p][/quote]you sir, are an idiot Bob49
  • Score: 7

11:09pm Thu 3 Jul 14

tbpoole says...

AmsterdamMan wrote:
57 easy targets relieved of more money to prop up the system and not a hope in hell of catching a burglar!
Actually I've heard they do catch burglars because these sort of criminals are more likely to speed, not wear belts or have no insurance.
[quote][p][bold]AmsterdamMan[/bold] wrote: 57 easy targets relieved of more money to prop up the system and not a hope in hell of catching a burglar![/p][/quote]Actually I've heard they do catch burglars because these sort of criminals are more likely to speed, not wear belts or have no insurance. tbpoole
  • Score: 5

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