Wiltshire Police Special Officers joined forces with Gloucestershire Constabulary Specials to help educate drivers about the impact and causes of serious injury and fatal collisions.
The operation on Drakes Way in Swindon on Saturday (23 April) was the first time the Specials from the two forces worked together in a bid to share knowledge and best practice.
The traffic operation focused on educating drivers about the dangers of speeding, drink and drug driving, using mobile phones whilst driving and failing to wear a seatbelt. These are known as the fatal four.
Specials are volunteer police officers who have the same powers as regular officers and give up their free time to police in their community.
Special Inspector Stuart Parker, who led the operation with Inspector Mark Francis from Gloucestershire Constabulary, said: “It is important that we undertake traffic operations like this.
“We are trying to educate people on the impact of their actions – it is their safety that we are thinking about and the safety of other road users.
“Tonight has been about getting the message out there, speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, not wearing a seat belt or using a phone whilst driving is not acceptable.
“Some drivers are oblivious to the dangers of the fatal four and continue to drive whilst carrying out these offences. It is through operations like this that we hope to make drivers fully aware of the consequences of such actions. Encouraging people think twice before getting into their vehicles and putting themselves and other road users in danger.
“We hope this will help to reduce the number of fatal road traffic collisions on our roads”
During the evening, officers issued 22 fixed penalty notices for speeding, with the highest recorded speed at 73 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone. Results also included four vehicle searches, one cannabis street warning issued for possession of cannabis, two arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and 26 words of advice given.