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Police get tough in motoring crackdown

Contributed by editor on Jan 11, 2005 - 02:52 PM

POLICE GET TOUGH IN MOTORING CRACKDOWN

Police are to crackdown on dangerous or careless driving and behaviour which is threatening to road users following an announced by Alistair Darling, Secretary of State for Transport, Home Office Minister Caroline Flint and Richard Brunstrom, Head of Road Policing for the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Priorities will include, denying criminals use of the roads by enforcing the law,  reducing road casualties, tackling the threat of terrorism, reducing anti social use of the highway and enhancing public confidence and reassurance by patrolling the roads.

It announcement sets the Police commitment to deal with all forms of illegal and anti social use of the roads, including drink driving, speeding, dangerous or careless driving and behaviour which is threatening to road users – including pedestrians as well as drivers. 

The strategy aims to tackle these through:  a highly visible police presence on the roads, continued operation of the National Safety Camera Programme for cutting casualties and deaths at collision blackspots,  a national police Drink and Drug Driving Campaign and a national police Seat Belt Campaign to increase the level of seat belt wearing, especially in the rear-seats and by children.

 
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