During a week of action to increase road safety, North Yorkshire Police stopped 97 commercial vehicles.

Vehicle checks were carried out on the A19 between Middlesbrough and Thirsk as part of a joint operation with Durham Constabulary and Northumbria Police.

Issues including load security, carriage of dangerous goods and people trafficking were targeted by police. 

Of the total 97 commercial vehicles checked, 85 violations were discovered,  with the highest number of offences being for construction and use, overweight trucks, and transporting dangerous goods.

Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton said: “Throughout the year, we continually engage with all road users to help us achieve our aim to make our roads as safe and possible and reduce the number of people seriously injured and killed on our roads. Last week was also a great opportunity for us to engage with and offer advice to commercial vehicle drivers and owners about the new DVSA and Health & Safety Executive guidelines on the securing of loads.”

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