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

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

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Special Constable recruitment evening:
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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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Latest mobile speed camera locations

The latest list of roads likely to be checked by the mobile speed camera van over the next week has been published here.
www.northyorkshire.police.uk/11632

The Police seem to be returning to the same roads each week.

There are others where speeding is an issue and which could usefully be monitored (Wetherby Road, Acomb Wood Drive, Moor Lane etc). The York Council could usefully review the data that it holds for roads with a poor accident record – or evidence of persistent high speeds – and work with the Police to refocus resources.

Meanwhile the latest enforcement results reveal that last week the largest number of offenders were caught on Murton Way (19) followed by York Road Haxby (18), and Tadcaster Road (10).

26 offenders were caught on the A1237 during four separate visits by the camera van.

Burglary in The Gallops

Burglar

A shed door has been forced and a bike and sports equipment stolen from a shed in The Gallops. The owners were away at the time.

The Police offer the following advice

Securing your home

If you want to be certain your home is as safe as you can make it, here are ten top tips you should follow:

Fit strong locks to external doors and windows, and make sure they are locked at all times.

Always remove all keys from inside locks, and keep them out of sight and in a safe place.

Fit sturdy deadlocks (British Standard BS3621) to all doors. Euro cylinder locks should bear the new standard TS007.

Make sure your doors and frames are strong and in good condition – wood doors should be at least 44mm thick.

Mark your property – having it marked helps police verify it’s been stolen.

Fit a door chain or bar and door viewer (spy-hole), and use them.

Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place such as under the doormat, in a flowerpot or behind a loose brick – thieves know to look there first.

When you are out in the evening, leave your lights on and shut the curtains.

Install outside security lighting; if other people can see your property a burglar may think twice.

Keep your tools and ladders securely locked up – a burglar could use them to get into your house.