'Savage cuts' see number of traffic police officers tumble in past decade

'Savage cuts' see number of traffic police officers tumble in past decade
 

Experts have questioned how new laws, such as the ban on using mobiles while driving, can be enforced with 30 per cent fewer officers dedicated to policing roads.
The Press Association submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to all 45 territorial forces asking how many dedicated traffic officers they have compared with five and 10 years ago.
The results reveal cuts have accelerated in the past five years with numbers falling 24 per cent since 2012, while overall the number is down 30 per cent since 2007.
In 2007 there were 3,766 traffic officers in the forces which responded. 
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1 August 2017 in Auto, Views: 44
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