Police road operations continue in South Ribble

Police and partners working as part of the road safety operation
Police and partners working as part of the road safety operation

Police are continuing to put the pressure on unsafe and illegal drivers following two successful operations in Chorley and South Ribble.

Officers were present on the A6 corridor in Clayton-le-Woods for several hours to track bad motorists.

Thirteen drivers were issued with penalty points, a fine or, in some circumstances, the option of speed awareness course dependent on the severity of offence. Out of the 56 vehicles stopped in the town, two were seized for not having car insurance.

A boy, aged 16, from Chorley, was also arrested and subsequently bailed on suspicion of intent to supply a Class B drug after being found with £1,000 worth of Mephedrone.

Whilst an operation on Liverpool Road in Penwortham saw 25 vehicles stopped and examined with 12 individuals found to have broken the law by driving illegally or in an unsafe manner.

Two cars were also seized for having no insurance and one taxi licence was suspended due to a defect on a vehicle’s front tyre.

The Constabulary’s road policing unit was assisted by partner agencies including VOSA and Lancashire County Council’s Trading Standards in both operations.

Sgt Phil Elsden, of the Constabulary’s Road Policing Unit, said: “The overwhelming majority of drivers in Lancashire adhere to the guidelines of safe driving and are role models for responsible motoring.

“However, it only takes one ignorant driver to ruin a life and these sorts of operations are proven to save lives and prevent injuries as statistics have shown over the last several years.

“I would also like to inform the public that money we receive from levied fines is put straight back into promoting and advising people safe driving as part of preventative tactics.”