We help police stop over 400 vehicles on M62


17 Nov 2023

Operation Pennine saw police forces travel the M62 between Liverpool and Hull, using our unmarked HGV cabs to spot unsafe driving.

The most common offenders were drivers using mobile phones at the wheel – 86 in total. With their elevated position, camera equipped HGV cabs are ideal for spotting unsafe behaviour in all kinds of vehicles.

Greater Manchester Police found a common trend of overloading in their region with 66 vehicles being caught overweight.

This flatbed was found to be over 1,000kg overweight
This flatbed was found to be over 1,000kg overweight
Overloaded van
A dangerously overloaded delivery van
Unsafe tyre
Caught driving with unsafe tyres

Operation Pennine didn't just net driving offences. West Yorkshire officers tracked a stolen car transporter to a nearby city where it was recovered. North West Commercial Vehicle Unit recovered a £15,000 civil penalty related to people smuggling.

The October 2023 operation involved Merseyside, Liverpool Ports Police, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire forces. The North West Commercial Vehicle Unit was also on hand to patrol various stretches of the M62.