More than 70 motoring offences detected during six days of action


Sixteen vehicles were seized and more than 70 motoring offences detected across the county last week, (October 6 to 11), by officers from Northamptonshire Police.

Officers from the Safer Roads Team and Special Constabulary set up static check sites in all the major towns in the county to clampdown on defective tyres in a bid to improve road safety.

The checks were carried out over six days as part of Tyre Safe’s annual Tyre Safety Month, and coincided with the launch of Force’s road safety campaign – Operation Journey.

During the checks, a total of 16 vehicles were seized across the county by officers. Nine of these were taken off the road for having no insurance, and a further seven for licence offences.

A total of 73 motoring offences were detected overall during the clampdown, which resulted in officers issuing 17 words of advice to drivers and seven Section 59 notices for anti-social driving.

Six drivers were reported for not wearing a seat belt and two for using a mobile phone behind the wheel. However, only four vehicles were found to have defective tyres.

Those flouting the law have been reported for the offences and will be offered the opportunity to take an online education course if eligible, receive a fixed penalty fine or if preferred, the option to go to court.

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