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Dursley Police Crack down on Dangerous Driving in Stinchcombe

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POLICE from Dursley cracked down on dangerous drivers last weekend as part of a special operation promoting respectful driving.

Drivers were stopped for driving offences on Saturday, September 1, by special constables, PCs and PCSOs from the Dursley Local Policing Teams and the Roads Policing Unit.

Roadside vehicle checks were carried out in Stinchcombe at the Village Hall.

Officers targeted drivers who were speeding, not wearing their seatbelt or driving while on the phone.

Special Constable Steve Lindsay said: “The emphasis of the operation is educating motorists about the dangers they put themselves and others in risk of when driving in this way.

“Once someone was seen committing these offences on Saturday they were stopped and spoken to. Any drivers caught were then given the opportunity to complete a Road Safety Educational Package,  instead of receiving a fixed penalty notice.”

Drivers caught speeding, completed a road safety course. Any who failed to attend were issued with fixed penalty notices.

Drivers were issued with fixed penalty notices for not wearing their seatbelt, when they completed the educational package also had their ticket cancelled. No drivers were caught driving  while using their phone.

Residents had highlighted road safety as an issue they would like the local policing team to prioritise.