24th Feb, 2018

Crackdown sees 60 motorists penalised for unsafe driving

THE LATEST Multi Agency Vehicle Exercise (MAVE) has seen over 60 motorists penalised for their unsafe driving.

Partnerships from across the borough – including West Midlands Police and Fire Services and the Driving Standard Agency (DSA) – joined forces to take part in the regular crackdown to keep roads safe.

As part of the road safety exercise in Smith’s Wood police conducted speed checks and checked for ‘unroadworthy vehicles’.Taxis were also examined to ensure they met the expected standards.

Vehicles considered ‘unroadworthy’ were stopped so they could be assessed by agencies and, if necessary, prosecuted and removed from the road.

One driver was stopped by police for having no insurance and will face prosecution.

Warrants officers made a presence to tackle drivers attempting to evade court fines – those caught were dealt with at the scene and court sanctions were enforced.

@SHpartnerships tweeted: “We’ve caught more people at our current site than ever before – with one person doing 53mph in a 30 zone.”

The twitter account announced the partnership wanted to send out a clear message to dangerous drivers and criminals.

Inspector Darren Wilson from Solihull Police said: “MAVEs are now a critical partnership tool enabling us to tackle offences together”.

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