OFFICERS from the Dorset Police Traffic Unit faced a busy weekend after encountering several vehicles with faults and drivers with documentation issues.
Two vehicles came to the attention of the team on Saturday, July 2 in the eastern county for apparently being driven without insurance.
One driver reinsured himself to the side of the road but the other could not, a Dorset Traffic Cops spokesman said. Both motorists were flagged for respective alleged offences.
Shortly after, two vehicles were found back to back with “some pretty dangerous problems”.
A Honda Jazz had no brake lights while a Vauxhall Corsa had tires touching the fender and wheel arch.
Police reported that both drivers and the Corsa have been placed on a prohibition notice preventing it from being used on the roads until the issue is resolved. The Honda problem was fixed close.
Sunday July 3, agents were on patrol in the agglomeration. The first vehicle that caught their eye was a car that had reportedly been uninsured since April. Police seized the car and the driver was reported.
Another vehicle was spotted in Corfe Mullen on the roads with damage from an accident.
The police spokesperson described it as “damage so severe that it risked injury to another road user.
Officers reported the driver and issued a restraining order.
The last vehicle that was dealt with was an Audi ‘winding’ the Wessex Way in Bournemouth.
“When we pulled over and looked closer, we saw that both rear wheels rolled over the wheel arches and the front wheels touched the fenders when turned,” the spokesperson said.
“This driver has also joined the Prohibition Club and has also been flagged for this dangerous defect.”
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