Random checks on public transport

IAN CLARKE Police officers who carried out a series of random checks on public transport in Dereham today said standards were “improving”.The inspections were made at the town's Cherry Tree car park in a joint operation between police and the vehicle standards agency VOSA.

IAN CLARKE

Police officers who carried out a series of random checks on public transport in Dereham today said standards were “improving”.

The inspections were made at the town's Cherry Tree car park in a joint operation between police and the vehicle standards agency VOSA.

A similar operation was carried out last month in King's Lynn when a number of problems were discovered, but the standards were higher today.

Western area road policing inspector Julian Moulton said five vehicles were stopped in Dereham and advice notices were given to three for “minor defects” but otherwise all vehicles and drivers were “working to a good standard.”

He said the operation was to test both driving and vehicle standards on public transport, including on buses contracted to carry school children - and to provide education and enforcement where needed. “We were very pleased with the standards seen today when compared to last month's operation. It is encouraging to those who use public transport in this area.”

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