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Cars seized amid dangerous driving crackdown

Cars seized amid dangerous driving crackdown

Thursday 02 July 2020

Cars seized amid dangerous driving crackdown

Several vehicles in an unsafe condition have been seized by Police in recent weeks as part of a clampdown on speeding and dangerous driving.

According to Police, some drivers have taken advantage of quiet roads during the virus lockdown by driving dangerously and too fast.

Operation Canvas has been launched in response to a number of complaints received recently over those who have used lockdown as an excuse to speed.

States of Jersey Police and Honorary Officers focused on drivers breaching traffic laws across the island during the weekend of 20-21 June, aiming to disrupt this behaviour. 

As a result of this, several vehicles were impounded due to being driven in a dangerous condition, with numerous other vehicles being reported to DVS for defects. Drivers found exceeding the speed limits were reported, with the top speed being 53miles/hour.

St. Ouen Centenier Paul Battrick said: “This was an excellent start to this initiative, working in partnership with States of Jersey Police, targeting those drivers who are causing tensions within our community.”

Acting Chief Inspector Craig Jackson added: “Sadly, we have seen some motorists driving irresponsibly, with excessive speeding and driving vehicles that are unfit for our roads. Some of these actions, can have fatal consequences. The removal of these vehicles from our roads will go some way to making them safer for all other road users."

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