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Driving offences crack down

Police are cracking down on four major driving offences in an operation called "The Fatal Four". Today they're tackling crimes committed by HGV drivers.

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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

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