Merseyside Police operations target road safety offences

A total of 320 road traffic offences have been identified in a joint operation by Merseyside Road Safety Partnership, Merseyside Police and council road safety teams.

The Road Safety Teams spoke to over 700 road users across Merseyside by offering advice on issues such as child car seats, seat belts, mobile phones, speeding and information for cyclists.

In addition, 180 taxis were stopped and 100 were found to be committing an offence such as failing to display their badge.

Rebecca Power from Merseyside’s Road Safety Partnership said: “Our partners are committed to working together to improve road safety, creating safer communities for all our residents and visitors. They are pleased with the work completed so far by the Safer Roads Problem Solving Team.”

Sgt Ian McPhail from the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership’s Safer Roads Problem Solving Team added: “The team are looking forward to providing a consistent approach across Merseyside and with its Partners, addressing and reducing the number of people who are killed and seriously injured.”

More enforcement operations are planned throughout the year with the aim of making the region’s roads safer.