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Blitz on dangerous drivers sees eight uninsured cars off Preston’s roads

Posted on - 7th July, 2012 - 2:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News

Eight uninsured vehicles have been hauled off Preston’s roads as part of a police crackdown.

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The cars and vans in Deepdale, Broughton and Ribbleton have been seized in the last week.

Over fifty drivers were also given fixed notices or forced to attend a road safety course for speed, driving without a seat belt and using a mobile phone while at the wheel.

Sgt Wayne Atherton, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “We stopped around 140 vehicles and I would like to thank those safe drivers who co-operated with us during the operation.

“Unfortunately, more than 30 per cent of the cars stopped resulted in fixed penalty notices being served or, in some circumstances, road safety courses being offered.

“In addition, more than half-a-dozen vehicles were found to have had no insurance with their owners now facing penalty points and significant fines.

“The message is clear, stay safe and legal when driving in Preston as this benefits everyone and makes our city a much better place.”

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