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More than 200 motorists stopped in Dorset for flouting the law

By DavidBol  |  Posted: August 28, 2014

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More than 200 motorists were caught breaking the law during a targeted operation by Dorset Police.

Officers staged the scheme during the evening of Tuesday 26th August on main roads around Poole, including the A35, A31, A348, A350 and A352.

Of the 207 offences detected during the operation, 194 were for speeding.

Brian Austin, operations manager for road safety at Dorset Police said: “Although reports received from the public raised concerns over motorcycles and cars, there were very few bikes out on the night.

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“This ‘no excuse’ operation yet again proves that motorists are still putting themselves and other road users at risk with their bad driving. While this continues, so will our no excuse operations.”

Six vehicles were seized for being driven without insurance, while several drivers received tickets for driving without due care and attention and inconsiderate driving.

A Dorset Police spokesperson added: “One driver who thought it a good idea to flash his headlights to warn oncoming motorists there were officers about, found himself flashing an unmarked police car.

“When he was stopped, officers discovered he had no tax or insurance and his vehicle was seized.” 

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