Dunmow to benefit from police traffic operation

PUBLISHED: 12:37 06 January 2009 | UPDATED: 07:09 30 May 2010

Essex Police hope to reduce the number of traffic collisions like this one in small villages and towns (Picture by Nick Thompson)

Essex Police hope to reduce the number of traffic collisions like this one in small villages and towns (Picture by Nick Thompson)

DUNMOW is to benefit from a police operation designed to locate traffic problem spots in local areas. Operation Parody, which starts on Monday (January 12), will involve police motorcycles roaming a number of Essex locations, including Dunmow, to ascerta

DUNMOW is to benefit from a police operation designed to locate traffic problem spots in local areas.

Operation Parody, which starts on Monday (January 12), will involved police motorcycles roaming a number of Essex locations, including Dunmow, to ascertain where further enforcement of road laws are needed.

The operation will also involve officers quizzing residents about specific problems associated with cars and motorcycles in their area.

Inspector Justin Smith, of the Essex Police road policing unit, believes the six-week operation will make the most out of limited police resources.

He said: "With limited resources and a huge area to patrol, I frequently see my road policing teams directed back to the busy roads like the A12 and M11 to deal with collisions.

"What this operation seeks to do is allow three riders to spend the time in the outlying villages dealing with local problems and priorities."

Once feedback has been analysed by officers, there is likely to be a crackdown on any areas that have been highlighted as a traffic problem area.

Anyone who has encountered a non-emergency local road policing problem has been advised to contact their nearest neighbourhood specialist officer or police station.

Dunmow Police station can be reached by calling 0300 333 4444.

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