Police target Tamworth Drivers

Friday, 21st February 2014

Officers from the Staffordshire Police Road Policing Team were out around Tamworth on Wednesday with the aim of keeping motorists and pedestrians alike safe.

As part of their daily business to disrupt criminal activity and reduce the number of serious injury and fatal collisions in the area, officers were deployed in the A51 and A5 area of Tamworth.

Road Policing Team officers were on marked motorcycles, with support from colleagues in covert cars, using mobile Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. They were out in force supporting officers from Tamworth Local Policing Team (LPT).

As a result of the operation:

  • 12 motorists were stopped for a variety of traffic offences which can include no tax, not wearing a seatbelt, driving whilst on a mobile phone, vehicle defects (lighting/number plates/MOT)
  • 13 offences were reported for summons. Motorists will be summoned to court or, if eligible, diverted onto an educational course.
  • 2 vehicles were seized at the roadside for having no insurance.
  • 3 motorists have been diverted onto an educational course.

Staffordshire Police say that such road safety operations form part of their daily business and will continue.

“If you speed, or commit other traffic offences, you will be caught and dealt with accordingly.”