Sting Operations Target Danger Drivers in Bingley

Tuesday June 8, 2021

Roads policing officers are putting the brakes on danger drivers in Bingley after mounting the first in a series of ‘sting’ operations on a busy bypass.

Bradford District Police’s Operation Steerside team has said more operations are in the works after officers caught ten speeding drivers in one night in new patrols on the Bingley Bypass.

All of the drivers were caught at speeds of 65-70mph in the 50 mph zone of the bypass during the evening of Monday June 7 and will now be dealt with through fixed penalty notices.

Two other cars were also stopped for motoring offences, but no drivers were observed involved in racing.

Police mounted the operation in response to community concerns regarding speeding on the bypass and it is the latest of a series of ongoing Steerside deployments in Bradford. 

A Steerside car seizure from June 5

Operation Steerside was launched in 2017 to tackle dangerous driving in Bradford District and has evolved into a multi-agency partnership, instead of purely police led enforcement operation.

Agencies including the police, schools and Bradford Council work collaboratively to continue with enforcement, but also look at changing behaviours including working with young people in schools and youth settings.

The partnership is committed to listening and reacting to the concerns from the local communities and we are dedicated to doing more to build on the significant progress in tackling dangerous and anti-social behaviour across the District.

Inspector Craig Stothers of the Shipley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are well aware of residents concern regarding dangerous anti-social driving and speeding in the district and mounted this latest operation on the bypass due to issues with night time speeding there.

“All of those drivers caught by our Steerside officers are being dealt with and we want to get a clear warning out to motorists that these checks will continue, both on the bypass and elsewhere.

“I would ask residents to keep telling us about dangerous driving in their communities via 101 or our online reporting services, to make sure we are targeting these patrols where they are most needed.

“Video of dangerous driving can also be submitted to us using the force’s new online portal for submitting digital evidence at https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/SaferRoadsSubmissions

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