Motorists stopped in crackdown

A photo of police and partners working as part of the road safety operation
A photo of police and partners working as part of the road safety operation

56 drivers have been stopped as part of a crackdown on unsafe driving in Chorley.

Police stopped motorists using the A6 in Clayton-le-Woods for several hours, and 13 were issued with penalty points, a fine or, in some cases, the option of a speed awareness course.

Out of the vehicles stopped in the town, two were seized for not having car insurance.

A boy aged 16 was also arrested and subsequently bailed on suspicion of intent to supply a Class B drug after being found with £1000 worth of Mephedrone.

Lancashire Police’s road policing unit was helped by partner agencies including VOSA and Lancashire County Council’s Trading Standards in the operation.

Sgt Phil Elsden said: “The overwhelming majority of drivers in Lancashire adhere to the guidelines of safe driving and are role models for responsible motoring.

“However, it only takes one ignorant driver to ruin a life and these sorts of operations are proven to save lives and prevent injuries as statistics have shown over the last several years.

“I would also like to inform the public that money we receive from levied fines is put straight back into promoting and advising people safe driving as part of preventative tactics.”