More than 340 motorists caught speeding on Wendover bypass during police operation

Archive shot from police video of motorcyclist speeding at 127mph on Wendover bypass from May 2014
Archive shot from police video of motorcyclist speeding at 127mph on Wendover bypass from May 2014
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More than 340 drivers have been caught speeding while six vehicles have been seized as part of an ongoing police operation on the Wendover bypass.

Officers have been patrolling the area since July in response to concerns from the community about speeding on the bypass.

Since the operation began:

> 341 motorists have been caught speeding.

> Two drivers have been spotted using a mobile phone at the wheel.

> Two drivers have been dealt with for seat belt offences.

> Four drivers have been issued notices warning their vehicles will be seized if anti-social behaviour does not stop.

> Three motorbikes and two cars have been seized after motorists were found to be driving without a licence or insurance.

> A car was seized following anti-social behaviour.

> One person was arrested for careless riding, riding a motorcycle without a licence or insurance and possession of cannabis.

Insp Colin Clark said: “The Wendover bypass is a significant road for motorcyclists to use including social and recreational riding, attracting bikers from London and across our counties.

“Residents have told us their concerns about speed and anti-social behaviour with an increased number of bikers travelling the roads in the summer because the weather is better.

“We have listened to the community’s concerns and have responded by providing a more visible presence in the local area and dealing with motorists who speed and use their vehicles in an anti-social manner.”