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Spot checks carried out on vehicles near Stockton
POLICE carried out spot checks on lorries carrying hazardous goods as part of an operation last week.
Officers from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit carried out checks on more than 20 goods vehicles along the A19 southbound near Stockton on Thursday (September 26).
Police checked for possible traffic offences including drivers’ hours and vehicle identification as well as hazardous chemical legislation and identity checks.
Three prohibition orders were issued for incorrect labelling and missing equipment, and six written advice notices were issued for offences such as missing or damaged mandatory equipment, and fire extinguishers not being tested.
Chief Inspector Ed Turner, head of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “This operation is carried out regularly and aims to keep our motorists as safe as possible by identifying those vehicles that are using our roads that can be a danger or have committed traffic offences.
“Operation Toxicology will continue whilst there are people who continue to ignore our warnings and put other road users in danger.”
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