Four-day crackdown on drivers breaking the law in Northamptonshire town

A four-day operation was carried out in Corby to target motorists who are breaking the law

A four-day operation was carried out in Corby to target motorists who are breaking the law

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Dozens of drivers have had action taken against them by Northamptonshire Police following a four-day operation in Corby.

Special Constables from the town targeted motorists breaking the law during the crackdown over four days.

The operation saw 17 vehicles taken off the road and action taken against more than 50 drivers for offences including not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone while driving.

The operation, which finished on Tuesday, used a mixture of marked and unmarked police vehicles.

Action was taken against 21 drivers and passengers for not wearing seatbelts, six drivers for using mobile phones, five for various driving licence offences, two who had no MOT, one for an illegal number plate and a further 11 who did not have valid insurance.‎

A total of nine vehicles were taken off the road for not having valid insurance.

Three were seized for having no tax, three for driving licence offences and a further two foreign registered vehicles were taken off the road for tax offences‎.

The DVLA joined the operation on Monday and additionally reported four vehicles and clamped a further 13 for tax offences.

On the Saturday, the officers were also joined by Special Constables and an officer from the county’s Safer Roads Team.