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Motorists stopped following vehicle checks in Gamesley and Charlesworth

Posted on 26th November 2014

Three motorists have been issued with speeding tickets as part of a police crackdown on road safety in Gamesley and Charlesworth.

Officers from the Gamesley and St Johns Safer Neighbourhood Team have been carrying out a number of vehicle checks on roads in the area to ensure that vehicles and their drivers are safe and road legal.

On Tuesday, November 11, the team carried out a vehicle check point on Long Lane in Charlesworth as part of targeted police action to tackle speeding and unsafe vehicles.

Officers spoke to motorists throughout the day to offer road safety advice, such as the importance of ensuring that all lights on the vehicle are properly working and that tyres are in a good condition and road legal.

During the day, two drivers were issued with tickets for speeding and one motorist was spoken to and issued a warning for suspected cannabis use. A 38-year-old man was issued with the warning after officers stopped his vehicle and discovered a small amount of suspected cannabis inside.

PC Adam Harrison from the Gamesley Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The checks were carried out to crack down on speeding vehicles around Gamesley and Charlesworth.

“Although the majority of motorists went on without a problem, we did issue speeding tickets to those who were found to be exceeding the speed limit on roads in the area.

“We offered lots of road safety advice and highlighted any vehicle defects to the drivers to ensure that changes can be made to improve the safety of the vehicle.”  

The Safer Neighbourhood team also carried out checks throughout the day on Friday, November 14.

The team issued one speeding ticket to a motorist during checks on Marple Road, Charlesworth and a vehicle was seized on Glossop Road, Gamesley after officers found the motorist to be driving without valid insurance.

To speak to the Gamesley and St Johns Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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