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2,500 snared as police crackdown on Bradford's danger drivers with Operation Steerside

2,500 snared as police crackdown on Bradford's danger drivers with Operation Steerside
2,500 snared as police crackdown on Bradford's danger drivers with Operation Steerside

2,500 snared as police crackdown on Bradford's danger drivers with Operation Steerside


A POLICE crackdown on dangerous driving in Bradford will be extended for the "foreseeable future", it has been revealed - as the number of motorists snared as part of the operation passed the 2,500 mark.
Operation Steerside, which was inspired by the Telegraph & Argus Stop The Danger Drivers campaign, has reached the landmark figure in fewer than four months.
Since the start of February, 2,552 drivers have been caught by Steerside officers. That success has prompted police to extend the operation once again - after it was first extended from its initial March 31 deadline to the end of June.
Now, Superintendent Damien Miller, of Bradford District Police, says there is no set end date for the operation.
"We are pleased with what Steerside has achieved and hope that this enforcement continues to make the roads of the Bradford district safer," said Supt Miller.
"The continuation of this operation can only be good news for all road users in the Bradford area, except the minority who drive other than in accordance with the rules of the road.
"Police in Bradford are committed to working with partners and the public to raise driving standards in the district, and with more than 2,500 tickets issued and more than 200 vehicles seized we hope that people are noticing a difference.
"We are keen to keep this momentum going and this is why Steerside will be continuing for the foreseeable future.
"I would like to thank everyone involved with the operation and the Telegraph & Argus for their support of our efforts, and I hope that law-abiding road users will be reassured by our continued commitment to making Bradford's roads safer for all."
Road safety campaigner Amjad Malik praised the work of Steerside, but wanted to see it extended to tackle dangerous driving in minor roads in built-up areas.
Mr Malik's 15-year-old son, Saliq, died in September 2014 when driver Syam Khan lost control of a powerful car in Gilpin Street, Barkerend.


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