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Insecure loads, speeding motorists and drivers going above their hours were just some of the results of a traffic operation in Dartford.
Officers from the Roads Safety Unit, including the marked and unmarked cars and bikes, along with Special Constabulary spent the day on Saturday 26 February at the Dartford River Crossing conducting stop checks, ensuring vehicles were safe and fit for the road, as well as targeting those who put other road users at risk.
Other notable results included, nine traffic offence reports issued to speeding drivers, two Graduated Fixed Penalty Notices issued to vehicles overweight, two traffic offence reports issued for vehicles being insecure and 14 fines issued for driving over the legal amount of hours.
Officers also arrested a man after witnessing a road rage incident. The officer, on a marked bike saw the man, who was travelling as a passenger, get out of his car in stationary traffic and smash the window of the vehicle behind. The man in his 50s was arrested and received a caution.
Roads Policing Unit Sgt Grant Steele said: ‘Driving an unsafe vehicle or committing an offence such as speeding makes it much more likely that you or someone else will be killed or seriously injured in the event of a collision. We will continue to carry out operations such as this in the future to reduce the risk for law-abiding motorists and help make our roads safer for everyone.’