Derbyshire drivers slapped with tickets for handwritten licence plates and loading offences on M1

A number of Derbyshire drivers found themself in a load of trouble after being stopped by police on the M1.

Tuesday, 2nd August 2022, 3:29 pm
Derbyshire's Road Policing Unit tweeted pictures of the vehicles stopped for a number of offences on Monday
Derbyshire's Road Policing Unit tweeted pictures of the vehicles stopped for a number of offences on Monday

Two drivers were handed tickets after being caught displaying hand written licence plates by Derbyshire’s Roads Policing Unit as they carried out checks on commercial vehicles and trailers yesterday (August 1).

Another was found to have an expired driving licence, while a fourth was driving a van load of sofas with no insurance – the back doors open and secured only with bungee cords.

Derbyshire RPU said on Twitter: “M1 Motorway - Work done today around commercial vehicles and trailers. We wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to #ShowUsYourLoad.

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“Missing registration plates and loading offences discovered. Tickets issued. Handwritten Registration plates are not accepted!”

They added: “Same offence for this one coupled with some poor housekeeping on behalf of the driver who had an expired driving licence. #TheyLiveAmongUs.

"Can't remember why we stopped this. #NoInsurance either #SofaSurfing #BungeeWillSortIt,” a third tweet read.

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