Dorset Police caught 57 motorists flouting the law during a targeted operation today. Officers carried out patrols on the A350 from Poole to Shaftesbury in North Dorset to remind motorists of the importance of road safety. It was part of their 'no excuse' campaign.
The operation was a response to recent public concerns about bad driving along the A350. Officers said they wanted to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on Dorset’s roads.
They issued Fixed Penalty Notices in 24 cases of drivers or passengers not wearing seatbelts.
Thirteen motorists were caught speeding. Those over the limit which allows an education class instead of a fine have the option of a court hearing or a £100 fine plus and three penalty points.
Officers also handed tickets to 12 drivers who were caught driving while using a hand-held device.
The South woke up to thick fog again this morning - causing delays on the roads, on ferries and at our airports.
But despite the warning of visibility of just 80 metres - drivers were seen speeding and tailgating. Some didn't even bother to put their lights on.
Road Traffic Police were out on some of our busiest routes - and say many drivers were lucky not to crash - or cause a mass pile-up. Andrew Pate spoke to Sgt Rob Heard, the Road Traffic sergeant for Hampshire Police.
Thousands of pounds in compensation is being paid out by councils across the South East to drivers whose cars have been damaged by pot holes.
Drivers that ITV Meridian has spoken to - say conditions are getting worse rather than better, but local authorities insist they are spending millions of pounds to improve conditions. Motoring organisations say the state of our roads is now motorists' top concern. Kate Bunkall reports.
During a special Speed Awareness Week, a total of 3,044 vehicles were detected driving over the speed limit across the county by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership. Two thirds of them were photographed by speed cameras.
This car, driven by a mature motorist, ran into a pedestrian. So how safe are older drivers? Police, opticians and driving instructors are helping our most experienced drivers to cope with modern-day conditions.