Police plan crackdown on Bridgwater's anti-social drivers

Bridgwater Mercury: Police plan crackdown on Bridgwater's anti-social drivers Police plan crackdown on Bridgwater's anti-social drivers

POLICE in Bridgwater are heading a massive operation targeting people who are using the town’s roads as a racetrack.

Officers will be using number plate recognition technology in various patrols over the summer as part of Operation Goodwood, focusing on four key driving offences.

PC Sam Iddon, of Bridgwater Police, said: “We call them the Fatal Four – not using seatbelts, using a phone while driving, speeding and drink-driving.

“We’re targeting antisocial behaviour through driving offences and will be relentless in doing so.

“Anyone caught racing or being anti-social in their cars could see their cars seized and crushed.”

The crackdown comes in response to feedback and concerns raised by parishioners and businesses.

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9:49pm Tue 27 May 14

RustyKnight says...

When they've finished with car drivers can they have a go at people who ride mopeds on FOOTPATHS!

I've seen pedestrians having to move off paths because of moped riders, especially across the Brewery Field and on the canal bank!
When they've finished with car drivers can they have a go at people who ride mopeds on FOOTPATHS! I've seen pedestrians having to move off paths because of moped riders, especially across the Brewery Field and on the canal bank! RustyKnight
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8:33am Thu 29 May 14

Only me 123! says...

And then perhaps they can spend a little time dealing with the selfish and inconsiderate CYCLEISTS who, when cycling on the footpath expects/demands the pedestrian to move out of their way, very often having to step onto the road to avoid them.xxx.
And then perhaps they can spend a little time dealing with the selfish and inconsiderate CYCLEISTS who, when cycling on the footpath expects/demands the pedestrian to move out of their way, very often having to step onto the road to avoid them.xxx. Only me 123!
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9:28am Thu 29 May 14

twinkles says...

And then perhaps when they've completely dealt with antisocial driving, moped riders on the pavement and "CYCLEISTS", they might have enough time to spend actually catching people guilty of criminal behaviour.

My next-door-neighbour-
but-one has now had his shed broken into twice. And all that happens is a PCSO drops some postcards through our letterboxes telling us it's happened.

In my humble opinion, the Police are already overstretched. And 'busy work' like this shouldn't have to be done at all in a civilised society.
And then perhaps when they've completely dealt with antisocial driving, moped riders on the pavement and "CYCLEISTS", they might have enough time to spend actually catching people guilty of criminal behaviour. My next-door-neighbour- but-one has now had his shed broken into twice. And all that happens is a PCSO drops some postcards through our letterboxes telling us it's happened. In my humble opinion, the Police are already overstretched. And 'busy work' like this shouldn't have to be done at all in a civilised society. twinkles
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9:26am Fri 30 May 14

twinkles says...

I noted the activity yesterday at land to the rear of Halfords. Apparently was Police and VOSA with their crackdown on ASBO cars etc.

On one of the rainiest evenings of the year.

D'oh!
I noted the activity yesterday at land to the rear of Halfords. Apparently was Police and VOSA with their crackdown on ASBO cars etc. On one of the rainiest evenings of the year. D'oh! twinkles
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5:05pm Fri 30 May 14

Only me 123! says...

twinkles wrote:
I noted the activity yesterday at land to the rear of Halfords. Apparently was Police and VOSA with their crackdown on ASBO cars etc.

On one of the rainiest evenings of the year.

D'oh!
OH,
So nobody drives a dangerous or uninsured vehicle when it's raining then.

D'oh
[quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: I noted the activity yesterday at land to the rear of Halfords. Apparently was Police and VOSA with their crackdown on ASBO cars etc. On one of the rainiest evenings of the year. D'oh![/p][/quote]OH, So nobody drives a dangerous or uninsured vehicle when it's raining then. D'oh Only me 123!
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