Drivers breaking the speed, drink or drugs limit or who use technology while driving or don’t wear a seatbelt are being targeted this month by Cheshire Police.

Operation Fatal 4 is designed to reinforce the rules of the road by tackling the four main issues causing death or injury.

Throughout April, Cheshire Police will be targeting drink/drug driving, excessive speed, using technology while driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

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Officers will be carrying out checks on roads across the county monitoring the speed of drivers and checking that motorists are adhering to the law by not using technology such as mobile phones, not driving without a seat belt and not drinking or using drugs and driving.

Anyone suspected of being involved in those offences will be stopped and dealt with accordingly.

The operation, which involves officers from the local policing units as well as specialist road policing officers, also aims to educate drivers about the potential consequences of their actions on the roads.

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Sergeant Anthony Gallagher said: “The rules of the road are there for a reason and we want to get the message across that we will not tolerate drivers who choose to ignore those rules. We want to make motorists more aware of how their driving impacts on other road users.

“We also want to educate motorists about the risks and dangers associated with these four key factors. Operations such as this help to hit home important safety messages with the ultimate aim of reducing the number of collisions on roads in Cheshire.”