Dangerous driving crackdown

Northumbria Police is targeting dangerous drivers with the message that 'dangerous drivers put innocent drivers' lives at risk'.

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Dangerous driving crackdown: People are 'needlessly killed'

As part of Operation Dragoon, 15 drivers have been spoken to and ten vehicles have been seized by police as they crack down on suspected dangerous driving.

Eight people have been charged with a range of offences including racing on the highway, dangerous driving and making false statements to obtain insurance.

"People are being needlessly killed on our roads by dangerous drivers and we will not stand by and let it happen. We are determined to take decisive action to deal with this issue. "To lose a life needlessly because of the reckless and irresponsible driving of others is something we must stop. "Officers will be checking social media sites and looking to identify individuals who drive dangerously and post footage and images online."

– Motor Patrols Acting Chief Inspector John Heckels

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Police campaign targets dangerous drivers

Northumbria Police is targeting dangerous drivers with the message that 'dangerous drivers put innocent drivers' lives at risk'. In 2013 there were 384 serious injuries and 28 people died. Three of these fatalities were as a result of dangerous driving.

Operation Dragoon targets those who are known to police as dangerous drivers, seizing their cars and taking them off the roads.

"The public are our eyes and ears out on the roads and we need them to help us by telling us who these dangerous drivers are. "Dangerous drivers run the risk of killing innocent people and it could be you, or one of your family, on the other side of a blind bend as they approach it at dangerous speeds. "Anyone reported to police as a dangerous driver will be investigated and if officers have reasonable concerns they will be visited and spoken to. Their vehicles and insurance details will be checked and appropriate action will be taken."

– Acting Chief Inspector Heckels

To pass on information about dangerous drivers contact Motor Patrols officers on 101.

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