Devon and Cornwall Alert Logo Devon and Cornwall Police Message Type Icon No Place On The Roads For Risky Drivers Operation Allied Wolf in South Devon 27 – 28 February 2019

Drivers who present a risk to other road users were targeted in a two day operation across South Devon last month.

Offences discovered included excessive speed, driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs, no driving licence, excessively worn and damaged tyres, an ear-splitting exhaust system and virtually blacked out windows. 46 vehicles were seized for a number of reasons including having no insurance, owners won’t get them back until they have renewed their cover and paid a recovery fee.

The latest Operation Allied Wolf, which ran from 27 – 28 February 2019, saw Alliance Roads Policing officers from Devon, Cornwall and Dorset working together.

Inspector Simon Jenkinson said: “Operation Allied Wolf is one of the longest running examples of a successful alliance between Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police.

“The purpose of the operation was to locate and prosecute drivers whose behaviour on the road presents a risk to other road users and to themselves.”

“This includes the seizing uninsured vehicles which we know are three times more likely to be involved in a road fatality. Irresponsible drivers who don’t have insurance, or who have a revoked licence, should be aware that our ANPR equipped vehicles massively improve our chances of spotting you on the road.”

Part of the Alliance Operations Department, roads policing is delivered by different teams working together, often alongside the Peninsular Road Safety Partnership which operates static and mobile speed detection cameras.

In Devon and Cornwall these are Alliance Roads Policing, No Excuse, Alliance Roads Policing Specials and the Road Crime Unit. In Dorset the teams are Dorset traffic and No Excuse.

You can follow their daily results all year round on Twitter: @RoadPolAlliance, @DC_NoExcuse, @SC_RPU, @RoadCrimeUnit, @DorsetTraffic and @DorsetNoExcuse. Both No Excuse teams also have Facebook pages.

During the two day operation the teams were deployed across Torbay, Teignbridge and the South Hams, concentrating on the main arterial routes across the region.

5 positive drug wipe tests (Now pending blood tests. 18 tests in all)
2 positive breath tests (44 tests)
93 penalties issued
23 drivers off to court
46 vehicles seized
7 arrests
82 drivers given education
12 no tax reported to the DVLA
13 searches following routine stops

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