Posted on 12th May 2015
Vehicles seized for no insurance in Matlock
Police in Matlock have seized a number of vehicles following a targeted operation on roads in the area.
Officers from the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team took to the roads on the evening of Friday, May 8 to put the brakes on motoring offences in and around Matlock Town Centre.
During the operation, several motorists were stopped and spoken to by patrolling officers for a number of driving related offences, including one motorist for using a mobile phone at the wheel.
Three vehicles were seized by the policing team after motorists were found to be driving without valid insurance, a further two drivers were also reported for driving without a current MOT.
The Safer Neighbourhood team issued one driver with a Section 59 notice after they were stopped for their manner of driving.
PC Dave Naylor from the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "These operations are all about teaming up to make our roads safer for all road users.
"Although the majority of drivers went on without a problem, it was worrying to see that motorists were getting behind the wheel without valid insurance, MOT, and even using a mobile phone while driving.
"We will continue to head out over coming weeks and months to target motorists driving irresponsibly to improve our local roads."
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.
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