Dangerous Driving - Operation Dragoon

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Operation Dragoon, Northumbria Police’s long standing commitment to road safety, was launched in March 2013 in response to two tragic fatal collisions. Since then we have continued to build on the momentum of the operation which now comprises of three strands: enforcement, engagement and education. We have been working with partners from North East Ambulance Service, Northumberland Fire and Rescue and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue to raise the profile of the operation and deliver consistent key messages together.

We now have a dedicated team of officers who identify and target those who present the biggest risk to the public on our roads. Whether through dangerous driving, drink and drug driving or driving whilst disqualified, we will not tolerate those who put others at risk.

You may have seen our Operation Dragoon officers at events such as the Newcastle Mela Festival and Summer Madness. We continue to identify opportunities to come and talk to the public about the operation to offer advice and materials.

Our vision, alongside our partners from the local councils, is to have a rolling programme of road safety education resources available for all school ages. We believe every child and teenager should be well informed about their safety on the roads, whether as a pedestrian, cyclist, passenger or teen driver.

Follow the team on twitter @OpDragoon

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Report dangerous driving

To pass on information about dangerous drivers contact Motor Patrols officers by:

Phoning 101 ext. 69191 quoting 'Operation Dragoon'.