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Police aiming to put the brakes on dangerous drivers risking lives

On November 25, 2012, car left the road on the A19 Tyne Tunnel approach road after speeding . Driver given penalty points and fined for careless driving.

On November 25, 2012, car left the road on the A19 Tyne Tunnel approach road after speeding . Driver given penalty points and fined for careless driving.

Police are aiming to put the brakes on dangerous drivers with their latest operation.

Operation Dragoon is targeting motorists who put lives at risk on the region’s roads.

In 2013 in the Northumbria force area, there were 384 serious injuries and 28 deaths as a result of collisions – three of those deaths were from dangerous driving.

The motor patrols operation will involve officers targeting those who are known as dangerous drivers.

Officers will also use social media sites to identify, track down and take action against the offenders. So far, 15 drivers have been spoke to and ten vehicles seized.

Motor Patrols Acting Chief Inspector John Heckels said: “People are being needlessly killed on our roads by dangerous drivers and we will not stand by and let it happen.

“We are determined to take decisive action to deal with this issue.

“To lose a life needlessly because of the reckless and irresponsible driving of others is something we must stop.

“As part of their regular daily duties motor patrols officers will be on the look out for cars driving dangerously on the roads.

“The public are our eyes and ears out on the roads and we need them to help us by telling us who these dangerous drivers are.

“Dangerous drivers run the risk of killing innocent people and it could be you, or one of your family, on the other side of a blind bend as they approach it at dangerous speeds.

“We want information from the public about who these people are so we can get them off the road.

“Anyone reported to police as a dangerous driver will be investigated.”

To pass on information about dangerous drivers contact Motor Patrols officers on 101 ext 69191 quoting ‘Operation Dragoon’.

 

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