Bradford Chamber has raised members’ concerns over poor local driving standards with West Yorkshire Police.
Andy Caton, President, wrote to the city’s highest ranking officer, Chief Superintendent Simon Atkin, earlier this year, calling for more action to be taken against offenders. The force’s reply has confirmed that a pro-active campaign has recently been targeting key wards in the District to reduce dangerous and irresponsible driving.
The police operation ran from February to March and focused on five wards. More than 500 offences were dealt with, including speeding, no insurance, using phones and not wearing seatbelts. The police will now review the recent operation with a view to considering next steps.
Chief Superintendent Atkin and other senior officers are well aware of business issues in Bradford due to attending various policy meetings in recent years. Although budget cuts in recent years have affected some operations, the force remains committed to improving the road network and has offered to meet with the Chamber again.