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Matlock officers take to the road to boost vehicle safety

Posted on 3rd July 2015
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The Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team has been working in partnership to boost vehicle safety on roads in the area.

Throughout the evening on Friday, June 26, officers took to the road alongside their partners at the Vehicle and Operators Service Agency (VOSA) to ensure that vehicles, and their drivers, were both road safe and legal.

The team carried out checks on roads in the area which resulted in one vehicle being recovered after a motorist was found to be driving without a valid UK driving licence. Following further checks, the vehicle was also found to have safety defects.

In addition, one driver whose vehicle had defects which seriously affected their roadworthiness was issued with a prohibition notice to stop them from going onto a public highway without repair or recovery.

Sergeant Andy Wordsworth, who oversees Safer Neighbourhood policing in the Derbyshire Dales, said: "Safety on our roads is paramount and we will continue to team up with our partners to carry out vehicle checks such as this to ensure the safety of all road users.

"It is important for all motorists to ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy by checking that lights and tyres are in good working order and that they are driving with a valid licence, insurance and MOT.

"Further checks such as this will be carried out in coming weeks and months to help improve the safety on local roads."

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