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Police use unmarked lorry to catch HGV driving offenders

Police in the Midlands have taken to the road in an unmarked lorry to catch HGV drivers breaking the law.

The specially-adapted truck has on-board cameras to film truck-drivers committing motoring offences.

In the first five days of Operation Osprey, police have caught nearly 200 drivers. Our correspondent Peter Bearne joined them on patrol.

Police use unmarked lorry to tackle offending HGV drivers

Police in the Midlands are using an unmarked lorry to catch HGV drivers committing motor offences.

Officers from seven forces have been taking part in Operation Osprey over the last six days. In that time they have stopped almost 200 lorry-drivers.

Chief Inspector Steve Potter, of Leicestershire Police is co-ordinating the operation and says their aim is to ensure lorry-drivers are concentrating on their driving.

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Midlands police cracking down on HGV offences

Lorries parked up in a services Credit: PA

Police in the Midlands are using an unmarked lorry to catch HGV drivers committing motor offences.

Officers from seven forces have been taking part in Operation Osprey over the last six days. In that time they've stopped nearly 200 lorry-drivers.

The unmarked truck is fitted with cameras so police can see into drivers' cabs and video them at their level – something that's not possible in normal patrol cars.

Officers in the lorry contact colleagues in marked vehicles who then pull over offenders and deal with them at the roadside.

Unmarked police lorry used to crack down on HGV drivers committing offences. Credit: ITV News Central

Bad drivers targeted in Nottinghamshire Police's 'Fatal Four' campaign

Police in Nottingham have spent the day targeting motorists with bad driving habits. As part of the 'Fatal Four' campaign, officers have been pulling over drivers spotted using mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts, speeding or drug-driving.

But instead of getting fines and penalty points, many offenders are being offered the option of taking a driver education course. Phil Brewster reports.

Police educating motorists on 'Fatal Four' offences

Nottinghamshire Police have today been educating motorists on four fatal driving offences.

They're tackling drivers who use their mobile phones at the wheel, refuse to wear a seat belt, speed and drive under the influence of drugs.

Some motorists were caught this morning texting behind the wheel.

Andy Charlton from Nottinghamshire Police says on top of convicting drivers, it's also about educating them.

'Fatal Four' offences: motorist pulled over for texting

Police pulling over motorists in Nottinghamshire this morning Credit: ITV News Central

Police are cracking down on four major driving offences in an operation called 'The Fatal Four'.

In Nottinghamshire, they're tackling drivers who use their mobile phones at the wheel, refuse to wear a seat belt, speed and drive under the influence of drugs.

Some motorists were even caught this morning texting while driving.

In 2011 Notts Police prosecuted 2,750 people at the roadside for offences Credit: ITV News Central

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Police crack down on potentially fatal road offences

In 2011 Notts Police prosecuted 2,750 people at the roadside for offences Credit: ITV News Central

Police are cracking down on four major driving offences in an operation called 'The Fatal Four'.

In Nottinghamshire, they'll be tackling drivers who use their mobile phones at the wheel, refuse to wear a seat belt, speed and drive under the influence of drugs.

Chief Inspector Andy Charlton, Head of Road Policing in Nottinghamshire, said: "people risk losing control and killing themselves or other people in accidents if they ignore the laws."

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