Speeders and defective vehicles targeted in York road safety operation

North Yorkshire Police’s safety camera van caught over 40 speeding motorists during an operation in York.

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Officers clocked 41 drivers exceeding the speed limit during a multi-agency initiative on the A1237 near Huntington on Monday 12 August 2013.

One offender was travelling at 80mph in a 60mph speed limit area.

York police joined forces with the fire and rescue service and VOSA along with the 95Alive York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership to target drivers committing road traffic offences and using un-roadworthy vehicles.

The initiative was part of the partnership’s commitment to reducing casualties on the county’s roads.

Officers issued a total of 12 fixed penalty notices for offences including no insurance, no MOT, driving without wearing a seatbelt and no tax.

Five un-roadworthy vehicles were issued prohibition notices by VOSA , including two immediate notices for faults so serious that the examiners could not allow the vehicles to continue with their journeys.

The other prohibitions require drivers to fix the faults on their vehicles and have them re-tested within seven days.

One vehicle was seized due to the driver having no insurance.

The latest list of streets where vehicle speeds are being checked can be found by clicking here http://www.northyorkshire.police.uk/11869
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Speed cameras in York

The latest speed camera results for York are available on the Police web site. Click here for full results.

The roads where the most speeders have been caught recently are:

A1237 Monks Cross York

Strensall Road Huntington York

The Village Stockton on the Forest York

The latest locations where speeds are likely to be checked by the Police mobile cameras have been published. Click here

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A chance to make a real difference – recruitment campaign launched for North Yorkshire Special Constables

Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has announced a new recruitment campaign for Special Constables.

The new recruits will join the North Yorkshire Police service, working as volunteers throughout communities across North Yorkshire.

Special Constable recruitment evening:
York Police Station, Fulford Road on Thursday 8 August from 7pm to 9.30pm

For more information about the Special Constabulary, particularly if you are unable to attend one of the recruitment events, please visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/specials.

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