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Cumbria Police use HGV to catch danger drivers on A66

  • 3 November 2013
  • From the section Cumbria

Cumbria Police are taking to the road in a HGV in an attempt to clamp down on dangerous driving on the A66.

Officers will be watching for drivers using mobile phones or other devices, crossing white lines and not wearing seatbelts.

Dubbed Operation Natterjack, officers will be focusing on the A66 east of Penrith to the county boundary.

The force said the use of a HGV gave officers a higher vantage point, making it easier to see into vehicles.

A spokesman said: "Drivers do not expect officers to be in an HGV, therefore it gives us a more honest and realistic outlook on how motorists are behaving."

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