A CRACKDOWN on careless motorists intent on breaking road safety laws is continuing across rural Cheshire in the coming months.
Cheshire Police’s Western Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team, based in Frodsham, have been using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras.
Throughout June and July officers checked more than 6,000 motorists who passed along some of the rural roads in Frodsham and Helsby and seized cars from drivers found without insurance, fined them for using their mobile phone while driving and two were arrested for driving whilst disqualified.
Inspector 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.”
Those who had their cars seized will also be summoned to court.
Due to the success of the operation, it is due to run throughout August and into September.
To contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team call 0845 458 6393 or email western. rural.npt@cheshire .pnn.police.uk.