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HGV Crackdown Operation

Officers from the Road Policing Unit will today be specifically stopping HGV drivers as part of the FATAL4 campaign to crackdown on illegal motoring.

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Lorry driver investigation, full report

Nearly a hundred heavy-goods vehicle drivers have been stopped and prosecuted by just one police force this week alone. Why were they pulled over? For failing to comply with the most basic rules of the road.

They've been caught for not wearing their seatbelts and using their phone at the wheel. In the latest crackdown, police in Leicestershire have been using an unmarked HGV to covertly catch those behind the wheel.

In one of the worst cases of compliance back in 2009, a family of six were killed on the M6 by a lorry driver who its thought was using a laptop as he drove along a motorway.

And now officers in the latest operation say some drivers are still using laptops behind the wheel and putting other lives at risk.

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