More than 75 motorists were caught in a Baslow crackdown

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More than 75 motorists were stopped by local Safer Neighbourhood team members and representatives from the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on Wednesday, September 16.

Motorists were pulled over for a number of offences during the day of action on Wednesday, September 16 including for MOT, driving licence and insurance issues.

One of the cars seized by police in motorist crackdown in Baslow

One of the cars seized by police in motorist crackdown in Baslow

There were 16 people who were stopped for using a mobile phone at the wheel whilst 15 others were pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt. Three motorists were cautioned for speeding.

A number of vehicles were found to have defects so serious that motorists were prevented from continuing on their journey without immediate repair or recovery.

Drivers were also stopped for other offences including lighting, tyre, oil, trailer and vehicle registration plate faults.

The driver of a Swiss registered vehicle who was stopped by officers for document checks did not produce any insurance credentials at the roadside. Further inspections found no trace of insurance and the vehicle was seized at the scene.

Sergeant Andy Wordsworth who oversees policing in the Derbyshire Dales said: “The results from the high-visibility check in Baslow are concerning as so many people were stopped for basic road safety issues including the illegal use of mobile phones at the wheel and not wearing a seatbelt.

“I hope the outcome offers some reassurance to local people that we will not tolerate unsafe or dangerous drivers putting their own, and other people’s lives at risk on the area’s roads. We will continue to host spot-check motor safety campaigns like this one to ensure drivers are sticking to the law.”

To speak to a member of your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101.