MORE than 7,000 motorists have now been caught by police as part of a crackdown on dangerous drivers in Bradford - as the operation nears its one-year anniversary.
The landmark figure for Operation Steerside was hit when a driver was caught speeding at 77mph in a 50mph zone on the Bingley bypass.
As of 5pm last Thursday, 7,031 drivers had been caught and 606 vehicles seized. Number 7,000 was snared last Tuesday at 1.10pm and has been reported for summons, said police.
Sergeant Cameron Buchan, who leads Steerside, said he hoped the operation - which started on February 1 last year - was embedded in people’s minds.
He added: “The cumulative results total shows our commitment to tackling dangerous driving in Bradford district and the fatal four offences, which are considered the most likely factors in serious and fatal road traffic collisions.
“Public safety is one of the key actions for the police, as set by our Police and Crime Commissioner.
“We hope people are noticing a difference on the roads of Bradford and that this initiative is now embedded in their minds as ongoing, and that we take their safety - road or otherwise - very seriously.
“The legacy of Steerside now means Bradford police have a dedicated email address for reporting such matters and/or submitting evidence to us.