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Clampdown targets goods vehicles on Teesside

Fewer than half the goods vehicles targeted in a clampdown on Teesside were given a clean bill of health.

Cleveland Police and the Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) stopped 23 vehicles during a four-hour operation on the A19 in Stockton.

Action was taken in the case of 13, with an additional vehicle seized for having no insurance.

There were three delayed prohibition notices and seven advice notices issued, and three for other offences.

They related to missing emergency equipment or paperwork.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: "The results show that operators and drivers are not achieving full compliance with the law, and that is a concern for us.

"We will continue to carry out these operations to ensure that these dangerous loads are carried safely."

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