The Leader podcast: Unmarked HGVs to target distracted drivers on the M25

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For the next two weeks an unmarked HGV will travel around the M25 looking for distracted drivers.

‘Operation Orbital’ is being run by Highways England and the police, to spot people using their phone while driving, not wearing a seatbelt, or being otherwise distracted while on the country’s busiest motorway.

Police officers will film evidence of unsafe driving, by pulling up alongside vehicles, before drivers are pulled over.

Data shows there were 97 fatal and serious injury crashes on the M25 in 2019.

We spoke to Colin Evans Regional Safety Coordinator at Highways England.

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