Over the past five years, Operation Hawmill, a dedicated policing initiative aimed at combating dangerous driving and promoting road safety, has achieved significant success, resulting in more than 600 road safety outcomes during this period.
Supported by the Calderdale Community Safety Partnership, additional patrols have been deployed across Calderdale to address driving offences throughout the district.
Between October 2022 and March 2023, law enforcement officers stopped 154 drivers for exceeding speed limits, apprehended 181 individuals for travelling without wearing seatbelts, caught 34 people using mobile phones while driving, and arrested 42 individuals suspected of operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Furthermore, authorities seized 50 vehicles and stopped 181 individuals for various offences including dangerous driving, lack of MOT, absence of insurance, and driving without due care and attention.
Collaborating with the Calderdale Safety Community Partnership, the initiative aims to continue engaging with the community, focusing on “hotspot” areas, and prioritizing the safety of Calderdale’s roads.
The Calderdale road safety group is presently in the process of seeking ongoing funding, which would enable the operation to extend into 2024.
To voice concerns about incidents within your locality, you can participate in ward forums or report them online. Additionally, video evidence of any road traffic offences can be submitted via the West Yorkshire OP SNAP Portal.