Motorists in Pool stopped in police crack down on dangerous and uninsured vehicles
Motorists in Pool were targeted during a police operation to crack down on uninsured and dangerous vehicles.
During the day long sting on Station Road on August 27 officers teamed up with other agencies including HM revenue and Customs.
They stopped more than 60 vehicles and found a third of drivers were infringing road safety laws or dealt with for other offences.
Sue Buckley, neighbourhood beat manager, Illogan South, said: “One of the force targets is to reduce the number of people seriously injured or killed on the roads in the county.
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“In order to do that we have been pro-active in targeting motorists who are travelling around in unsafe vehicles and committing traffic offences and our aim was to get as many vehicles as possible through the spot-checks and to address the problems with either enforcement or education.”
During the operation the caught using mobile phones, had faulty tyre offences, vehicles with no tax, drug offences and being caught with red diesel.
“This is the fourth traffic operation that we have held in Pool this year and we hope that it sends out a clear message to motorists that they need to ensure their vehicles are road worthy and that they are driving legally and safely,” added PC Buckley.