In response to concerns from residents, officers and local partners have carried out an operation in Aldenham to target vehicles breaching weight restrictions in the area.
Numerous complaints have been received about commercial vehicles regularly using Radlett Road as a short cut, despite a 7.5t limit being in place.
These complaints have included reports of vehicles traveling at high speed, causing houses to shake and residents to be woken up, as well as traffic jams being created on narrow roads.
On Monday 21 August, officers from the Hertsmere Safer Neighbourhood Team were joined by colleagues from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and the Environment Agency for a day of action.
Numerous commercial vehicles and waste carriers were stopped and checked.
As a result, six drivers were reported for driving an overweight vehicle on a 7.5t restricted road.
Additionally, one vehicle was seized for having no tax or MOT and another was detained until dangerous defects were repaired.
PC Kris Endersbee, who led the operation, said: “This operation was carried out as a result of our close partnership working with Hertsmere Borough Council.
“Local councillors Caroline Clapper and Lucy Selby have kept us updated with complaints and concerns they have received from the local community and requested that enforcement action was carried out.
“I hope this operation reassures residents that we are listening, and we do take their concerns seriously.
“I would like to thank both Aldenham Golf and Country Club and Blackbirds Farm for supporting the operation by allowing us to use their venues.”
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