An initiative of the National Police Chiefs' Council, the campaign targeting routes with the highest harm statistics where motorists have been either killed or seriously injured due to driving offences.
Derbyshire’s Roads Policing Unit targeted the A6 at various county hot-spots and the operation included police officers from CREST (the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team), HMRC Fuel Unit and Local Authority Licensing Officers.
Our Licensing Manager Eileen Tierney attended a spot-checking session at the District Council's Artists’ Corner car park in Matlock Dale - set up to check taxi drivers had the correct licences while police mechanics checked their vehicles were roadworthy.
Officers targeted anyone that drives for work purposes – checks were made on speed, fatigue, driver behaviour, towing for work, loading and vehicle maintenance.
The good news is that all of the taxis licensed by the District Council that were stopped that day passed the checks with flying colours.
The only advisories were in respect of the siting of a sat nav screen and a dash cam holder, which were quickly remedied.