Teen driver caught at 95mph among motorists snared in A55 crackdown – Wales News

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A teenage motorist who only passed his test a year ago was stopped by North Wales Police for speeding at 95mph on the A55 today.

The Mercedes driver was pulled over as part of a multi-agency road safety operation on Anglesey which saw several motorists given penalties for offences including overloaded vehicles and falsifying HGV records.

Police say the 19-year-old man was issued with a traffic offence report for speeding.

The operation saw officers from the Roads Policing Unit and Commerical Vehicle Unit, including the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency), carry out checks at the weighbridge just off the A55 in Dalar Hir.

More than 20 vehicles were checked including several lorries and vans, with fines at the roadside totalling £1,600.

Sgt Jason Diamond from the Roads Policing Unit told how he was “shocked and disappointed” to see drivers who had a “complete disregard” for road safety.

One HGV driver was found to be using a magnet to disable the tacograph recording equipment in his vehicle, which had been driven for 74 miles without making a record, say North Wales Police.

A magnet that police say was used by a HGV driver to disable a tacograph

The motorist was issued with a traffic offence report for three offences – a speed limiter not restricting the vehicle to its legal maximum, failure to use a record sheet and the tachograph not being fitted properly.

Two car transporter vehicles were also dealt with after they were found to be exceeding the maximum authorised length, with one driver issued with a graduated fixed penalty notice and another with a traffic offence report.

Three overloaded vehicles were found and another two vehicles were…

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