A MONTH-long police operation against rogue motorists on a main route into Darlington has been complemented by a road safety day.

For the last four weeks police have been taking action against careless and inconsiderate drivers on Yarm Road after councillors and residents raised concerns with officers.

As part of the ongoing operation, police held a road safety awareness day in Morrison’s car park at Morton Park to drive home the message that careless driving will not be tolerated on Darlington’s roads.

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Activities included a driving simulator, bicycle marking, Neighbourhood Watch promotion and a car-cutting demonstration by the fire brigade.

Sgt Mark Ralphs, of Darlington police, said the event proved popular with visitors.

He added: “It was excellent. There were lots of people coming throughout the day who were really interested in what we were doing, which is brilliant.”