Wiltshire Police officers have been out conducting speed checks around the county, catching 42 dangerous drivers in one day.

The officers were lying in wait for speeding drivers on several streets in and near Devizes on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, as part of their Project Zero campaign.

In Devizes, 42 drivers were dealt with for a range of dangerous driving offences such as speeding.

Project Zero is a road policing operation held every Wednesday at a different location in the county.

It sees officers targeting drivers committing any of the fatal five offences in a bid to reduce the number of casualties on our roads.

The 'Fatal Five' include excess speed, drink/drug driving, driving while using a mobile phone, not wearing a seatbelt and careless/dangerous driving.

This year, Wiltshire Police’s community speed enforcement officers have visited more than 340 locations and issued 3,364 tickets, speed awareness courses and court referrals between January 1 and August 2, 2023.

“Project Zero continues every week to target specific community Policing areas to target those most likely to cause harm on the roads,” said inspector Will Ayres.

“It’s disappointing to see drivers continuing to use mobile phones whilst driving, failing to wear a seatbelt and driving without the relevant insurance.

“We will continue to patrol and identify these individuals as part of our work to keep Wiltshire’s roads as safe as possible.”