North Wales Police conduct stop checks on buses and minibuses


Staff reporter (NW Chronicle)

BUSES and minibuses were checked as part of a national police operation to ensure safety and compliance.

Officers from the North Wales Police Commercial Vehicle Unit, alongside staff from VOSA, took part in Operation Tourist.

The operation aimed to ensure that all forms of transport carrying people on a commercial basis were operating safely and had the correct documentation.

Sergeant Tony Gatley, of the North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit, said: “Vehicle stop checks play a vital role in keeping all road users safe so although this particular campaign has finished we will continue to carry out similar checks as part of our roads policing duties.”

Officer and VOSA staff stopped and checked 31 vehicles during the month-long operation.

Among the offences discovered were defective tyres and lighting, and offences relating to driver’s hours and operator’s licences.

One driver was given a prohibition for tachograph offences.

Anybody with concerns about vehicles using the roads of North Wales can contact the Commercial Vehicle Unit on 101 or by texting 66767. 

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