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Police Blitz On School Transport Finds 28 Offences

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7:43am 10th April 2014

How safe are the buses and taxis used to get your children to School? That's what Dorset Police have been finding out.

They've spent 2 weeks targeting vehicles on the School run, in March.

Of 76 taxis, school buses and minibuses stopped during the fortnight, 28 were found to be committing offences.

Most were minor and included things like not enough school bus signage, expired fire extinguishers and old first aid boxes.

However, a pair of taxis were forced to stop their journeys after Police found them to have a light and tyre defect. The drivers were prosecuted.

The 2 week operation was part of a nationwide imitative to protect youngsters using School transport.

Road casualty reduction co-ordinator, Police Constable Heidi Moxam said the operation is co-ordinated once a year;

"The aim of the day was to identify those vehicles that are not complying with legislation in a bid to make the roads of Dorset safer."

"This was a successful event supported by local schools to ensure the safe carriage of children and young adults."

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