Traffic Cops

2016
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March 2, 2016

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In 2014 there were more than 2,500 casualties as a result of accidents on North Yorkshire roads. Most of these were caused by driver error, and often by careless drivers or by those who shouldn't have even been on the road at all. This episode follows North Yorkshire's traffic officers as they deal with consequences of bad driving and catch out illegal drivers.
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February 11, 2016

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Over the last decade there has been an average of 20 deaths each year during police pursuits throughout the UK. This episode follows officers from the North Yorkshire Road Policing Group as they chase down career criminals, disqualified drivers and a desperate suspect who fails to stop for the police after a report of a shop theft.
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February 4, 2016

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North Yorkshire's traffic cops police the largest county in England and Wales - 6,000 miles of some of Britain's most scenic, and most unforgiving, roads. They deal with among the highest number of serious collisions per person in the UK.
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January 21, 2016

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Drugs and drug driving have become a major challenge for North Yorkshire's traffic cops.
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November 18, 2015

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North Yorkshire is one of the safest places in the UK, with some of the country's lowest crime rates, but still there are an average of 5,000 crimes reported across the county every month. Many involve criminals using the county's roads as an escape route. And, with 3,200 square miles to police North Yorkshire's Traffic cops face a constant battle to catch up with crooks on the move. This episode finds officers from North Yorkshire's specialist Road Crime Team 'boxing' a reported stolen car on ...
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November 11, 2015

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On the roads round one of the UK's drink driving hotspots, officers from the North Yorkshire Road Policing Group catch up with drivers who have had one too many, and all too often the traffic cops find themselves dealing with the consequences of the drunk and dangerous. Every year around 250 people die as a result of drink drive accidents on Britain's roads.
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August 20, 2015

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North Yorkshire is one of Britain's largest counties - with 6000 miles of road and just 60 traffic officers. The police here rely on specially trained call handlers and dispatchers in York's force control room to respond to up to 1000 emergency calls every day. And, using a network of Automatic Number-Plate Recognition Cameras called ANPR, they help the officers track the movements of wanted criminals, and drivers who shouldn't be on the road.
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August 6, 2015

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Every year more than 250 people die on Britain's roads as a result of drink driving. In 2014, North Yorkshire Police arrested up to a thousand drivers for being above the legal alcohol limit, and with some of the highest rates of drink driving in the country, all too often North Yorkshire's traffic officers are faced with the tragic consequences of motorists driving under the influence.
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July 30, 2015

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In 2015, policing North Yorkshire's roads is all about identifying and intercepting criminals on the move. With a third of its crime committed by criminals living outside its borders, this county has many affluent rural areas where wealthy professionals - and their high-value properties - are regularly targeted by visiting criminal gangs from neighbouring areas.
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June 24, 2015

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When winter's harsh weather strikes, North Yorkshire's traffic cops do battle against the elements as well as tackling criminals raiding its affluent countryside, across 3,200 square miles of some of the UK's most rural and unforgiving landscape.
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