Following success in another part of the county, police will launch a two-day operation designed to clamp down on motoring offences on the A590.
Officers from the Constabularyâ€™s Operational Support Unit will conduct Operation Natterjack which has had previous success on the A66 over the past two years. A two-week operation this year resulted in 152 motorists caught breaking the law.
The operation will be conducted on 25th and 26th November and will see officers observe the behavior of motorists on the A590 and they will be stopping vehicles who commit offences.
Inspector Phil Davidson said:
â€œWhilst this yearâ€™s operation on the A66 saw a large number of offenders, it was ultimately disappointing to see the low standard of driving some motorists display. We hope that by conducting the operation on the A590 we can influence motoristâ€™s attitudes and behavior on the countyâ€™s roads.
â€œIt only takes a slight lapse in concentration to be involved in a serious and potentially fatal road traffic collision. We still see motorists behaving recklessly on the countyâ€™s roads using mobile devices whilst at the wheel. This behaviour produces an additional risk on a road where the risk factors are already high, leading to an increase in the number of collisions. More precipitating factors, like a lack of concentration, leads to more collisions and it is important that through enforcement we stamp this out.
â€œWe hope that people take into account our messages, as a successful operation will be one where we observe motorists driving safely with full concentration.â€
Police & Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes said:
â€œRoad safety is a big issue in the county, and a subject that is often raised with me by members of the public.Â I therefore welcome this police operation, and urge motorists to think about their behavior behind the wheel and drive safely.â€