The driver of a John Deere tractor was caught red-handed by Staffordshire Police driving along the A50 while using his mobile phone.

The tractor driver was stopped near Foston as part of Operation Lightning and Project Edward which aims to crack down on the "fatal 4" offences.

These offences are as follows:

  • Not wearing a seatbelt;
  • Drink driving;
  • Use of a mobile phone while driving;
  • Excessive speed while driving.

If caught using a mobile phone while driving, the driver can expect up to six penalty points on their license and a fine of £200.

Driver of car towing trailer sought after collision

Police in Northern Ireland have launched an appeal for the driver of a red car towing a trailer to come forward after the vehicle in question was involved in a collision on the A1 dual carriageway near Banbridge, Co. Down, on Thursday (September 17).

The incident occurred near the Skeltons Road junction on the onslip to the northbound lane, according to local members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

In an appeal on the matter, PSNI officers based in Banbridge said:

We are investigating a collision on the A1 dual carriageway that happened this morning about 7:10am.

“It occurred at the onslip to the northbound side of the carriageway at Skeltons Road junction, just after Banbridge and before the Halfway House.

“We are keen to speak to the driver of a red car towing a trailer. If you were in the area and have dash cam footage or any information, please get in touch on 101 quoting serial 284,” the PSNI appeal said.