Tackling bad driving

A SIX week campaign to tackle poor driving in the Daventry area has been launched.

Northamptonshire Police is working with Daventry District Council on the operation.

The clampdown on poor driving is in direct response to rising complaints about poor standards of driving from taxis and works vans.

Sergeant Bob French who is coordinating the operation said: “We know that driving under the influence of drink or drugs, using a mobile phone, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt are the four key causes of collisions involving death or serious injury in the UK.

“Those who drive for their living may become complacent about road safety and be tempted not to wear a seat belt for a short journey, or make a quick call.

“By ignoring the law they put themselves and other drivers at risk which is why this campaign is so important.”

As well as stopping drivers who are not up to standard, the police will also be carrying out checks on taxi licences.

Members of the public can help the police by calling the Drivewatch Hotline, a 24-hour telephone service, on 0800 174615. The confidential service is regularly monitored and officers will follow up information given.