110mph driver has car seized after being stopped by police on M62

A driver had their car seized after being stopped on the motorway by police

Friday, 4th June 2021, 1:21 pm
Updated Friday, 4th June 2021, 1:22 pm

Officers from West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit caught the car travelling at 110mph near Rishworth on the M62 on May 23.

Checks were carried out and the car was also found to have no MOT and defective lights.

The car was seized and the driver reported for the offences.

Police officers stopped the car on the M62

What is the road policing unit?

The road policing unit is responsible for the policing of the road network throughout the Force, an area of 2029 km2 with a population of approximately 2,108,000 people.

Within this area there are roads of all types including one of the busiest motorway networks in Europe.

This network includes the M62 Trans-Pennine motorway; the highest and the most congested in the country.

As well as the M62 the unit also cover the M1, M621, M606, A1 and A1(M); a total distance of over 213 carriageway miles in some of the most challenging of environments.

Safer Roads Officers are part of a larger team of officers and operate from two strategically placed bases to cover the Force area; including the motorway network and to maximize the use of the resources available at any one time.

This co-location helps to facilitate effective relationships with local NPT and Response Commanders to jointly tackle local issues.