POLICE have arrested one man on suspicion of drug-driving, another for not wearing a seatbelt, issued a speeding ticket for a driver going 110mph and found a car being driven with tyres so worn the cords were showing in the first two days of a road safety campaign.

Officers were on the A303 on Tuesday and the A4 Bath Road near Chippenham on Wednesday, as they try to cut the number of people killed on the county’s roads.

The A303 was the first port of call because it has had the highest number of deaths and serious injuries related to crashes over the last year.

In just two hours, officers arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and being in possession of cannabis, and issued 10 traffic offence reports and two for mobile phone use.

The highest speed spotted by police was 110mph. Police seized two vehicles for not having a licence to drive while other motorists received advice about how they drive and their vehicle’s condition.

On Wednesday on the A4 officers stopped more than 100 vehicles in two hours. Six drivers were dealt with for not wearing a seatbelt, with Ryan Bush, 24, of Pencock Road, Bristol, arrested and charged for being a front seat passenger who failed to wear their seatbelt in a motor vehicle. He will appear in court in January.

One vehicle was seized for the driver not having insurance, one vehicle was dealt with for severely worn tyres and one stopped with a defective exhaust.

A/PS Ben Cox, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are pleased to be showing our support to Project EDWARD with both a show of enforcement on some of Wiltshire’s most dangerous roads and also by educating all road users, which includes cyclists and pedestrians.

“While we are constantly out patrolling the roads of Wiltshire to ensure that everyone is using the roads safely, action weeks like this help to really highlight some of our key messages to road users.

“A big focus is the fatal four factors and too often we are stopping drivers for speeding, using a mobile phone whilst driving, not wearing a seatbelt and drink/drug driving.

“These are all incredibly dangerous and increase the risk of an accident being fatal and having devastating, life-changing impacts on not only the victims but their families, friends and the wider community.

“We hope that by targeting some of the well-known hotspots with enforcement and education, we can help to make our roads safer and most importantly, save lives.”

Wiltshire Police is supporting the national road safety campaign Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death).

Some of this activity will have a focus on the fatal four factors that significantly increase the risk for road users to be seriously or fatally injured if involved in a collision – speeding, using a mobile phone whilst driving, not wearing a seatbelt and drink/drug driving.

Project EDWARD is hosting a virtual road-trip in which they speak to a variety of organisations, experts and projects about road safety, with the road-trip making a stop at FleetCheck’s headquarters in Malmesbury tomorrow (Friday) to look at how fleet management software can help in managing road risk.