OFFICERS from West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit completed a day of action yesterday in various areas of Leeds North West, as part of the ongoing Operation SPARC.

Areas patrolled included Yeadon, Guiseley, Horsforth and Weetwood.

Some key results included:

- A vehicle seized whilst on false plates, with no insurance, driven by a disqualified driver.

- An arrest for drugs supply and driving with an expired license.

- Two tickets for driving without an MOT, three tickets for having no seatbelt, one speeding ticket and a further four people given words of advice on their manner of driving.

Funded by Leeds City Council working in partnership with West Yorkshire Police, the programme entitled Operation SPARC (Supporting Partnership Action to Reduce Road Casualties) sees officers from the roads policing unit patrolling Leeds monitoring driving behaviour looking for drivers putting themselves and other road users at risk.

The SPARC programme was launched in July 2020 and targets drivers who are speeding, using mobile phones or are suspected to be under the influence of drugs or drink while driving. Additionally, people deemed to be driving aggressively or detected as driving without insurance will face enforcement.

The aim of the programme is to make roads in Leeds safer for all users, with the new initiative running alongside the existing ongoing road safety work that Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT) already do in communities.