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Dangerous vehicles and drivers taken off Solihull road in safety operations

Solihull Editorial 4th Dec, 2022   0

MORE THAN 50 dangerous vehicles and drivers were taken off Solihull roads during a road safety operation.

In total five vehicles were seized for having no insurance and 21 vehicles were removed from the roads for having dangerous defects – including a lorry with six illegal tyres.

A pair of drivers were also arrested on suspicion of drug-driving.

As well as 15 vehicles had no valid excise licences – road tax – and more than 20 drivers were also given road safety advice.

West Midlands Police’s Road Harm Prevention Team was joined by officers from Warwickshire Police along with West Midlands Fire Service, Solihull Council, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), who checked more than 100 vehicles throughout the day.

Sgt Mark Bull, from the Road Harm Prevention Team, said: “Vehicles that are not roadworthy are not only illegal, but also extremely dangerous for other road users.

“We regularly carry out operations in partnership with other organisations such as the DVLA and MIB to crackdown on law-breakers and take unsafe vehicles off the roads.

“It’s important that we carry out operations like these to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads. Our priority is to keep people safe on our motorways and roads.”

Insp Jem Mountford of Warwickshire Police said: “The high number of offences detected by officers and road safety partners gives us good reason to continue to target the drivers of dangerous vehicles using Warwickshire’s roads.

“The size and weight of commercial vehicles in particular, makes them much more dangerous to other road users if they are involved in a collision and we will continue to check, educate and enforce against commercial vehicle drivers and their companies to improve road safety for everyone.”


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