Three vehicles seized in Matlock roads policing crackdown

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Three vehicles were seized in Matlock after a targeted operation on roads in the area.

Officers from the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team spent Friday evening putting the brakes on motoring offences in and around the 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 after motorists were found to be driving without insurance and a further two drivers were also reported for driving without a current MOT.

One driver was issued with a Section 59 notice after being stopped for their manner of driving.

PC Dave Naylor 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 the coming weeks and months to target motorists driving irresponsibly to improve our local roads.”