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Over 260 offences detected as part of operation targeting HGVs

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Over 260 offences detected as part of operation targeting HGVs

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Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Norfolk Constabulary

Police in Norfolk stopped 214 vehicles and detected more than 260 offences, after targeting drivers of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) as part of a week-long operation supported by National Highways.

Operation Tramline saw police provided with an HGV tractor unit by National Highways (formerly Highways England), which allowed officers to carry out patrols across the county’s strategic road network and focus on offences committed by lorry drivers.

The initiative took place between Monday 28 February and Friday 4 March and involved officers from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team, with enforcement taking place on the A47, A11 and A17.

The HGV tractor unit - which was driven by a police officer - provides an ideal vantage point meaning officers can look directly into the cabs of other lorry drivers, whilst also dealing with any offending motorists driving vans or cars too. Supporting police officers are then on hand to pull-over any offenders.

A total of 214 vehicles were stopped, including 69 HGVs, 80 LGVs and 65 smaller goods vehicles.

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