Police HGV catches 4,000 offenders over two years

General view of HGV lorries.
General view of HGV lorries.

It can be difficult for police officers to see traffic offences committed by drivers of lorries and other high vehicles – the view from a squad car isn't ideal for seeing what they're up to. But officers from 28 police forces have been using a secret weapon for the last two years – an unmarked HGV cab, allowing police to see right into other lorries.

In the period since April 2015 when this cab's been in use, officers have caught more than 4,000 drivers committing various offences. Some of the most terrifying make for harrowing reading when you consider the drivers were in charge of a 44-ton articulated lorry.