Police are targeting South Cheshire drivers who breach the ‘fatal four’ causes of collisions in a week-long operation.

The “Fatal Four” campaign, between September 12-18, will target drivers who drink and drug drive, drive at excessive speed, do not wear seatbelts or misuse technology while driving.

There have been several serious and fatal collisions across the county in the past few weeks which are under investigation.

Insp Steve Griffiths, of Cheshire Police’s Taskforce Operations, said: “Reducing serious and fatal collisions on our roads remains our biggest priority.

“Of course, we look out for the fatal four every day when policing the county’s roads, and we take action whenever we come across drivers who are committing these offences.

“But operations like these enable us to focus our efforts and educate motorists about how their driving can have an impact on not only themselves, but other road users such as motorbikes and cyclists.”

Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane said: “During my conversations with Cheshire residents road safety has been an issue that has been frequently raised as a local priority.

“It is essential our police service takes a pro-active role in keeping the county’s roads safe.

“Irresponsible behaviour behind the wheel can have wide reaching effects.

“I fully support the Fatal Four campaign and the work being undertaken to ensure our roads are safe for everyone in our communities.

“Educating motorists is an important part of this work but where people choose to ignore the law and impact on the safety of others it is only right that action is taken.”

One Comment

  1. Sounds like fatal five to me, I counted five not four!

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