by aileenhingston on 15 December, 2016
North Yorkshire Police are encouraging everyone to report to them on poor driving practice, in Operation Spartan. This will allow them, through a mix of enforcement and education, to improve the attitudes of vulnerable road users and protect us all.
‘Vulnerable’ road users are those who may be disproportionately involved in collisions; for example bikers, occupational road users and young drivers, as well as anyone who poses a risk to themselves or others by their behaviour on the roads.
Op Spartan encourages officers and the public to submit intelligence about anti-social use of vehicles or poor driving. A profile of information will be collated for the police to assess and act upon, so guidance and advice can be provided to those who need it.
Op Spartan invites the public to submit details of instances of dangerous or anti-social driving they have witnessed via the driving concern form on the force website. The form asks for the details of the incident and the vehicle number plate, so police can make checks and follow up with engagement or enforcement if needed.
The police have given examples of poor behaviour as tail-gating, inappropriate speed, aggressive driving and mobile phone use. They would follow up by letter or a visit.