Police crack down on unsafe vehicles

A road safety initiative led by the DVSA and Health and Safety Executive has seen 45 commercial vehicles taken off roads in North Yorkshire for being unsafe.

Local police officers stopped 111 vehicles with issues such as worn tyres, suspension and steering, and insecure loads found in nearly three quarters of them.

Meanwhile, 45 were issued with immediate prohibition orders meaning they could not continue to be driven.

Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton said:

“The level of offending was truly shocking with the top offences being related to mechanical defects including tyres, steering and suspension, insecure loads and overweight vehicles. Of the 111 vehicles inspected, 45 were subject of an immediate prohibition to prevent them continuing to be used on the road.”

The checks were carried out as part of a regional operation, Op Brigantia.