141 drivers asked to attend police station after major traffic operation in Northampton

More than 20 police officers and specials took part in a traffic operation in Northampton on Tuesday
More than 20 police officers and specials took part in a traffic operation in Northampton on Tuesday
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A total of 141 drivers have been asked to present their driving licence and insurance details at a police station after hundreds of cars were stopped during a police operation in Northampton.

More than 20 police officers, including specials and trainee officers, pulled in more than 200 vehicles off the Towcester Road, near B&Q yesterday in a bid to catch motorists driving without a valid licence or insurance cover.

The officers also checked the vehicles for any defects such as false number plates or bald tyres.

As a result of the operation, 10 drivers were found to be in vehicles with defects and 14 people were fined by officers for using their mobile phone or not wearing a seatbelt.

One car was taken off the road because the driver did not have any insurance cover.