Road safety operation held on A303 near Stonehenge
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A road safety operation held along the A303 near Amesbury saw 18 offences detected in just five hours, including one driver travelling at 23mph over the speed limit.
Ten Special Constables from our Specials Road Safety Team ran Operation Busline on Sunday (13/08) which coincides with the Force commitment to make road safety a priority this summer following a high number of fatalities and serious injury collisions.
The officers utilised an unmarked mini bus as a ‘spotter vehicle’ to help detect offences being committed behind the wheel along the stretch of the A303 between Solstice Park and Airmans Cross Roundabout near Stonehenge.
In total, 18 offences were dealt with as follows:
7 x reported for using mobile phones
2 x vehicles seized for no insurance and drivers reported
2 x drivers issued a producer to prove their driving status and Insurance
1 x driver reported for excess speed of 93mph in the 70mph limit
1 x driver issued a fixed penalty for not wearing a seatbelt
3 x drivers issued a VDRS (Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme) for tyre offences
2 x drivers reported to DVLA for Road Tax Offences
A/Insp Will Ayres said: “We are grateful to our Special Constabulary for carrying out this operation which further emphasises our commitment to making Wiltshire’s roads safer and targeting those drivers who fail to abide by the law.
“Some of these offences will no doubt seem trivial to some, but they can lead to serious or fatal collisions on our roads.
“Please ensure your vehicle is roadworthy, and give the road and other road users your full attention at all times.”