Dorset Police took part in the 'One Road, One Week' campaign organised by the National Police Chiefs' Council in a bid to cut road fatalities.

Resources were focused on the A35 - last week the scene of a devastating motorcycle collision which left a rider fighting for his life. The road was chosen because it has a 70mph speed limit and is commonly used by tourists visiting the area.

Police bikes, marked cars and unmarked cars were sent out to 'flood' the road as part of the operation.

Throughout the day, police said they detected more than 200 speeding drivers along a stretch of the route and stopped more than 50 motorists for various road traffic offences.