Police target dangerous drivers in Bradford

Police target dangerous drivers in Bradford

Dangerous drivers in Bradford are being targeted as part of a major police crackdown.

The two-month operation, which focuses on five "hotspot" areas in the city, caught 21 offenders on its first day.

Officers say they are targeting drivers who commit the fatal four motoring offences - drink or drug driving; speeding; using a mobile phone while driving; and not wearing a seatbelt - so called because they are considered to be the factors most likely to lead to a fatal collision.

As many as 16 of the 21 tickets issued on day one (February 1) were for speeding. A further t wo were issued because the vehicles had no registration plates, two were classed as "road related offences" by the force, and the remaining one was for a driver running a red light.

For operational purposes, the exact location of the five hotspots will remain a secret.

Superintendent Damien Miller, leader of neighbourhood operations at Bradford District Police, insists the force will be working to tackle bad and dangerous driving across the whole district, not just in the hotspots, which were identified by officers after weeks of intelligence gathering.

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