A DRIVER was clocked at more than 20mph over the limit during a road safety operation on the A303 near Stonehenge.
Special Constables from Wiltshire Police’s Specials Road Safety Team ran Operation Busline near Amesbury on Sunday (August 13).
And during the five-hour operation, the team detected 18 offences, including a driver travelling at 23mph over the speed limit – 93mph.
The officers utilised an unmarked mini bus as a ‘spotter vehicle’ to help detect offences being committed behind the wheel along the A303 between Solstice Park and the Airmans Cross Roundabout, near Stonehenge.
The 18 offences dealt with were:
7 x reported for using mobile phones
2 x vehicles seized for no insurance and drivers reported
2 x drivers issued a producer to prove their driving status and Insurance
1 x driver reported for excess speed of 93mph in the 70mph limit
1 x driver issued a fixed penalty for not wearing a seatbelt
3 x drivers issued a VDRS (Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme) for tyre offences
2 x drivers reported to DVLA for Road Tax Offences
A/Insp Will Ayres said: “We are grateful to our Special Constabulary for carrying out this operation which further emphasises our commitment to making Wiltshire’s roads safer and targeting those drivers who fail to abide by the law.
“Some of these offences will no doubt seem trivial to some, but they can lead to serious or fatal collisions on our roads.
“Please ensure your vehicle is roadworthy, and give the road and other road users your full attention at all times.”