Updated: Video – Skoda with nine people in it stopped by police near Malton
It was a busy 24 hours for North Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Group, involved in Operation Boundary last week. They were doing targeted road safety deployments across the county for UN Global Road Safety Week
As we reported last week, when one of their patrol cars stopped a vehicle near Malton, they discovered NINE people in a Skoda Octavia. It was being driven erratically and was also uninsured.
The front tyre was so badly worn that the metal cords were visible and two of the car’s doors wouldn’t open either. The vehicle was seized. The driver was reported for dangerous driving and having no insurance.
They have now released a video of the incident which you can watch here https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=831760234099100
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “If it had been involved in a collision, the consequences don’t bear thinking about. It would have caused absolute carnage.”
The vehicle was seized, along with 17 other uninsured and untaxed vehicles stopped in targeted deployments across North Yorkshire for UN Global Road Safety Week last week.
The driver was also reported for dangerous driving and having no insurance.
The spokesman added: “We’re continuing our targeted road safety deployments throughout the summer and beyond, to keep everyone safe and take illegal drivers and vehicles off the road.”
In other incidents reported inlcuded:
A driver tested positive for cannabis after a proactive stop near Harrogate. Arrested on suspicion of drug driving and taken into custody.
A motorcyclist failed to stop and made off down a ginnel in Cross Hills near Skipton. They were located and arrested for dangerous driving and failing to stop.
More than 50 motorists caught speeding and using handheld mobile phones in villages around the county
Uninsured van stopped near Tadcaster. Driver was wanted by another police force as well as having no insurance or licence. Arrested and taken into custody.
The targeted deployments in villages, towns, main roads and rural routes continues throughout the week and beyond