Driver summoned to court after being clocked at 88mph on Burdock Way

A driver was caught speeding 48mph over the legal limit on a Halifax road during a police operation.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 2:41 pm
Updated Friday, 5th March 2021, 8:29 am

Operation Hawmill patrols focused on the Burdock Way area of Halifax on February 27.

During the operation a driver was caught speeding at 88mph in the 40mph zone and will be summoned to court.

Eight tickets were also issued to other drivers for speeding and one ticked was handed out for a driver not wearing a seatbelt.

Burdock Way area of Halifax

A vehicle was also seized for having no insurance.

Operation Hawmill is targeted enforcement work by Calderdale Police to tackle dangerous driving and is funded by the Calderdale Safety Partnership.

The Calderdale Road Safety Delivery Group is made up of West Yorkshire Police, Calderdale Council, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and other representatives from Highways England, education sector and public health.

West Yorkshire Police are continuing to clamp down on the fatal four offences.

These are the main the four factors that contribute to a road traffic collision or serious injury.

They are are speeding, drink drive, mobile phone use and driving without a seat belt.

As well as regular officer deployments under Operation Hawmill and enforcement work through the Road Safety Delivery Group, officers from West Yorkshire Police’s Road Policing Unit, response teams and neighbourhood policing teams continue to tackle antisocial and dangerous driving on a daily basis.