Police officers have used a specially adapted Heavy Goods Vehicle to catch out unsuspecting offenders. The HGV’s cab gives police officers the opportunity to use a height vantage to see what drivers are doing inside both cars and lorries.
Chiefs hoped the new measures would encourage people to think twice before committing an offence.
She said: “While the vast majority of drivers are sensible, a small minority put themselves and others at risk.
“Highways England’s HGV gives us an advantage because it allows us to look into both normal cars and those higher up so we can see what drivers are doing, whether they’re wearing a seatbelt or if they’re using their phone.
“All of this enforcement activity is about keeping people safe on the roads, not catching them out.
Highways England Assistant Regional Safety co-ordinator, Marie Biddulph said the agency hopes the scheme will help motorists think about how to improve tehri driving.
She said: “We know that the vast majority of drivers who use our roads are sensible and safe behind the wheel but sadly there are some who are putting themselves and others at risk by simply ignoring the law.
“It is particularly disappointing to see how many people are still not wearing seatbelts despite the very serious danger they are putting themselves in.
“We have introduced three HGV supercabs and are working closely with our police partners across the country to tackle dangerous driving.
“We hope this operation will encourage all motorists to think about how they can improve their driving.”
Published at Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:52:00 +0000