CUMBRIA Constabulary's roads policing officers are assisting National Highways this week as staff resurface the carriageway along the A66 between Stainmore and Brough.

During previous night-time roadworks, police have received numerous reports regarding motorists exceeding the posted speed limits as well as drivers ignoring traffic lights and convoy vehicles.

There have been some near misses reported by the workforce at the sites.

The roadworks are only in place during the night and officers are asking motorists to allow extra time for their journey and to comply with any speed limits, traffic lights and convoy vehicles.

Police will be deploying marked and unmarked vehicles along the A66 at various times this week to ensure the safety of the staff working within these sites.

Police have also teamed up with partner agencies in an operation aimed at cracking down on the activity.

Officers from South Lakes Community Team aided by Lake District National Park, the Green Lane Association (GLASS), the Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF), local councillors and volunteers conducted the operation.

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