Police stop 17 motorists in Sowerby Bridge and Brighouse yesterday as part of ongoing operation to tackle dangerous drivers
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Operation Hawmill tackles the fatal four of speeding, seatbelts, mobile phone use and drug/drink driving and yesterday’s patrol took place in Sowerby Bridge and Brighouse.
Eight drivers were stopped for not wearing a seatbelt, while four were stopped for a VRM (registration plate) offence.
Other offences included:
1 ticket – Mobile phone
1 ticket – Incorrect insurance (delivering food with no business cover)
1 verbal warning – Defective exhaust
1 verbal warning – Traffic light (warning as person who was not local miss understood filter lane)
1 section 59 warning (driving in an anti-social manner)
Most offences were located around Sowerby Bridge centre and Tuel Lane.
Officers also attended Lowfields Way on Lowfields Industrial Estate, Elland at around 8.45pm following reports of a car meet. A section 59 warning was issued.
Officers then attended Armytage Road in Brighouse following reports of a second car meet.