Vehicles Taken Off Dorset's Road During Safety Checks
7:57am 3rd April 2013
18 vehicles have been taken straight off Dorset's roads after safety checks by the Police.
A total of 65 vehicles were stopped during the operation in March as they travelled along the A31 and the A338 at Ashley Heath weigh bridge.
Dorset Trading Standards, the Environment agency and VOSA (Vehicle Operating Standards Agency) staff were also involved in the safety checks.
Four vehicles were seized by Police for having no insurance several others didn't have a valid MOT.
Sergeant John Wren, from Dorset Police Traffic Unit, said: "It is disappointing that 41% of the vehicles we stopped and checked were found to have offences.
"This operation is a good example of Dorset Police working in partnership with other agencies towards a safer Dorset.
"Dorset Police will continue to work with our partner agencies targeting drivers and vehicles to make sure that everyone using our roads is doing so as safely as possible."