19th Sep, 2019

A dozen offences in traffic crackdown

Malvern Editorial 13th Aug, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A DOZEN traffic offences were recorded as part of a crackdown on anti-social driving from Malvern Wells to Cookley.

Police undertook the operation along the A449 over the weekend of August 1 and 2 – along with another at the beginning of July – and recorded two positive breath tests, three cases of excessive speeding and three mobile phone offences.

There were also single incidents of a positive drug test and a failure to comply with a red traffic light.

Two cars were seized as part of the scheme – one which was suspected to be stolen and the other for not being re-registered in the UK.

Specialist units which included motorcycle police, speed enforcement officers and the Operational Patrol Unit (OPU) were involved with the operations, which will continue through the summer months.

Sergeant Stuart Allen, from OPU at Warwickshire and West Mercia Police, said: “In the spring and summer, particularly on nice weekends, this location is often busy with bikers testing their skills and often racing up and down.

“There is an obvious road safety issue here which needs to be addressed for the safety of all road users.

“This action is also being taken in support of people living around the areas who have complained through their safer neighbourhood team or parish council about the noise and high speeds of the machines involved.

“We intend to continue with this initiative until the message gets through to the minority of motorists causing the problems that their activities will not be tolerated.

“It also demonstrates the police and Safer Roads Partnership listen to community concern and act upon it where necessary.”

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