Police blitz on illegal motorists

NMAC11-0233-4''Police in Kirkby held a traffic clampdown on Lowmoor Road on Wednesday. PCSO Phil Burns is pictured stopping traffic.
NMAC11-0233-4''Police in Kirkby held a traffic clampdown on Lowmoor Road on Wednesday. PCSO Phil Burns is pictured stopping traffic.
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POLICE officers in Ashfield have been handing out fines on the streets of Kirkby as part of a crackdown on illegal motorists this week.

The operation was aimed at preventing the use of illegal and unroadworthy vehicles around the Coxmoor Estate area of Kirkby.

Kirkby police officers initially set up a checkpoint on Lowmoor Road with the help of number plate recognition cameras supplied by the DVLA.

Motorists were stopped further down the road if they had out-of-date tax discs and their vehicles were then checked for other traffic offences including insurance, MOT, licence and general faults.

Pc Adam Brooks said that the crackdown was a big success with officers making one arrest, issuing 15 fines for various road offences and seizing one illegal motorbike.

“The operation was extremely worthwhile and we will be repeating it in other areas of Kirkby in the near future,” he said.

“The police urge all drivers to abide by the road traffic act ensuring all documentation relating to the use of a vehicle is current and up to date.

“We would also like to urge all drivers to use their seatbelts at all times for their own safety, as it is clear these save lives.”