In June 2012, Police in H District ran a proactive policing operation which related primarily to Road Safety. This resulted in 1 arrest and 5 other prosecutions.
In total, over 30 vehicles were stopped during the operation which also resulted in 1 fixed penalty notice, 1 endorsable fixed penalty notice, 6 drivers issued with advice and warning and 2 vehicles were detected as being unworthy for road use.
A further operation in July 2012, in the Moyle area, resulted in 11 cars being detected as being unworthy for road use. Alongside members of the Driver Vehicle Testing Agency, drivers of three of the cars were reported for prosecution for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition and two vehicles were reported to HM Revenue and Customs for illegal use of fuel.
Area Commander Chief Inspector Brenda Cairns said: “I stated in July that those intent on committing motoring offences would be apprehended, and this coupled with the successful operation in June re-affirms this point.
“The local community have voiced their concerns regarding motor vehicles unworthy for road use and police have listened. We are determined to make the Ballymoney and Moyle areas a safe place to live and work, and those involved in road traffic offences, careless/dangerous driving and in causing vehicle nuisance will be apprehended and recommended for prosecution.”