A RAFT of incidents have been dealt with by traffic officers including crashes and a van with “dangerous defects”.

Officers from the Dorset Police Traffic Unit were kept busy on Wednesday, May 18, first making their way to work with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency at the Ashley Heath check site.

Teams stopped a number of vehicles which were found to be breaching various regulations.

Meanwhile, another team spent part of their morning dealing with a collision in the Ferndown area involving a HGV. It caused some delays, but officers said they were able to “clear this briskly, keeping disruption to a minimum”.

Bournemouth Echo: Police deal with crash in Ferndown. Picture: Dorset Traffic CopsPolice deal with crash in Ferndown. Picture: Dorset Traffic Cops

After leaving the collision site, the same team then spotted a Ford Transit in the Poole area where they described it as “looking sorry for itself” with no lights working on its trailer.

It was directed to the check site area where it was found to already be subject to a prohibition for dangerous defects. New defects were then found as it was overweight in three places and was untaxed since February.

This driver was issued more than £600 in fines and the vehicle soon joined the earlier damaged HGV in the recovery yard.