Driving offences targeted on Yorkshire roads

Chris Tindall
June 11, 2023

Dozens of commercial vehicle drivers were stopped by the police in Humberside last month as part of an initiative to identify road-related offences.

The force’s Roads Policing Unit said it issued 49 traffic offence reports to CV drivers across the region: 35 for not wearing a seatbelt; nine for insecure loads; and five for using a mobile phone at the wheel.

Roads policing inspector John Rickells said: “Nationally there has been an increase in the past three years in commercial vehicles being involved in fatal collisions. Commercial vehicles carry a significant risk of harm when the driver is not in proper control. Those driving while using a mobile phone, failing to comply with EU driving hours, or not wearing a seatbelt are an increased risk. Operation Tramline sees us using an unmarked HGV to spot drivers who are committing road offences. We record video footage of the offences, and colleagues in an accompanying marked vehicle are alerted to intercept the offending vehicle, pulling it over and dealing with the driver involved over any offences committed. Those who break the law behind the wheel are putting lives at risk and we see on a daily basis the devastating effects these actions can have.”

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Chris Tindall

Chris Tindall started writing for the haulage and logistics industry in 2002 and quickly realised there was enough going on to keep him busy for a very long time. He’s covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning, Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the lack of safe and secure lorry parks and he helped secure the release of a lorry driver in a Polish jail due to misuse of the European Arrest Warrant.

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