Police stop 60 vehicles in one day

Sgt. Andy Wordsworth, of the Bakewell and area Safer Neighbourhood policing team, was part of the operation which saw 60 vehciles stopped for motoring offences
Sgt. Andy Wordsworth, of the Bakewell and area Safer Neighbourhood policing team, was part of the operation which saw 60 vehciles stopped for motoring offences

More than 60 vehicles were stopped in just one day in Bakewell as police crack down on motoring crime.

Officers stopped motorists for a range of offences while positioned on Agricultural Way, in Bakewell, on April 20.

Police stopped 18 drivers for seatbelt offences and 11 for using a mobile phones. Seven vehicles were also stopped for registration plate offences.

Other offences included: one driving licence offence; 12 speeding offences; three tyre offences; two drivers not in proper control of their vehicles; one with no insurance; three immediate prohibitions on vehicles deemed too danger to be on the road; one offence of a driver found to be using red diesel.

Sergeant Andy Wordsworth said: “It is worrying to note that more than 60 motorists were stopped for illegal driving issues during the day of action but we hope it shows the commitment of local officers.”