More than 20 roads policing officers will be out in Wiltshire for a Fatal Four crackdown.
The specially trained officers will be spread across the county in cars and on motorbikes as they work to prevent road-based crimes which often result in serious injury or death today (25 May).
Fatal Four refers to the factors that increase the risk of road users being significantly injured or killed in a road traffic collision. They are: excess speed, drink/drug driving, driving while using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.
All these factors make it harder for a driver to stop their vehicle safely and significantly reduce the driver’s reaction time.
Roads Policing Unit Sergeant Will Ayres said: “Wiltshire has such a varied road network – the M4 through the north of the county and the A303 through the south being our busiest stretches with large areas of very rural roads in between.
“Days of action like this are vital to ensure road safety is at the forefront of driver’s minds. It can be easy to become complacent towards driving when it is something that you do every day, but it is so important that when you get behind the wheel of a car, that the road has your full attention and that you are driving within the speed limit.
“Officers will be conducting stop checks at various locations throughout the county.
“We are fully committed to keeping our roads safe and this operation will help us target those who continue to drive at standards that fall well below what you would expect of a safe and competent driver.”
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