target 'collision hot spots' in three-month road safety operation
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been urged to take extra
care on roads in the area as police begin a three-month safety
Road policing officers will be carrying out targeted patrols
on roads that have been identified as 'collision hot spots' through
Chief Inspector Georgiou said: "The majority of road users
are safe, law-abiding drivers, but those who do commit these offences
will be caught - and will face the prospect of a fine, points
on their licence, a court appearance or even imprisonment for
more serious offences."
"Our commitment to the communities of Avon and Somerset
through Operation Relentless is to make our road network safer
and make it more difficult for travelling criminals to operate
across our borders."
"We hope this operation will improve the behaviour of those
drivers who believe that they are invincible on the road, bring
offenders responsible for criminal activity to justice and make
our roads a safer place."
The police's Road Policing Unit is overseeing the campaign, which
is aimed at reducing road casualties, denying criminals the use
of roads, reducing anti-social use of roads, and increasing public
So far this year there have been 35 deaths resulting from road
traffic collisions across the whole police force area.