National Carriage of Dangerous Goods Operation
North Wales Police stopped and checked
14 vehicles yesterday (Tuesday, 26th February) as part
of a National Carriage of Dangerous Goods Operation.
involved officers from the Commercial Vehicle Unit, which include
VOSA and specially trained officers from the Roads Policing Unit,
who carried out the checks looking for offences such as the
Carriage of Hazardous Chemicals, abuse of driver’s hours, excess
weight and mechanical defects.
Fourteen vehicles were stopped and
checked along the A55. The offences included defective lights,
speeding and inadequate paperwork regarding vehicle loads.
Sergeant Tony Gatley, from the Force’s
Roads Policing Unit said: “Thankfully it was a quiet day in terms
of offences and no hazardous loads were identified that weren’t
“Operations such as these are vital in
ensuring that drivers, who carry dangerous goods throughout North
Wales, are compliant with regulations, not only to protect
themselves, but also to protect other road users.”
Officers from the Commercial Vehicle Unit regularly carry out
checks on heavy goods vehicles travelling throughout North Wales,
checking the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles, looking at
offences such as drivers hours and uncovering other crimes such as
drugs and money laundering.