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Operation Unacceptable starts slowing drivers in Selby


11:52am 26th January 2011

Police officers from Selby are working to improve the safety of the district’s roads.

Operation Unacceptable which began on Monday 24 January and will run for the next three months is aimed at improving the standards of driving in and around the town.

The drivers who will be targeted and stopped by officers are those who break the law. They will include those spotted using hand-held mobile telephones while driving, not wearing seatbelts and anyone not maintaining their vehicle’s lights. Officers will also ensure that all drivers have the correct insurance, such as making sure that trades people are covered for business use.

Inspector Richard Abbott, of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

"We have noticed a recent increase in the lack of care shown by drivers using the district's roads.

“Too many drivers are failing to check that their car's lights are working properly, driving without seat belts or using their phones whilst driving.

“Many of the light commercial vans we are stopping do not have business insurance even though the drivers are using the vehicles for their business.

“Drivers should remember that officers will seize their vehicle if they do not have the correct insurance.

“The purpose of this operation is to improve the safety of everybody using the Districts roads.”

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