MORE than 3,000 motorists who passed along the A51 had their vehicles checked by police as part of an on-going road safety operation.
Western Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team ran the operation at Littleton yesterday as part of a summer road safety campaign.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras were used to monitor the 3,433 vehicles travelling along the A51 over four hours on Wednesday evening.
Four motorists had their vehicles seized at the road side for having on insurance and a fifth person was fined for using their mobile phone while driving. Those who had their cars seized will also be summoned to court.
Insp Phil Hodgson of the Western Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “The aim of this operation is to disrupt any criminals using the road network to commit crime in the area as well to ensure the safety of other road users by checking vehicles.
“This operation is on-going and we will be monitoring different roads in the area throughout the summer period to ensure the continued safety of all motorists.”
To contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team call 0845 458 6393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.