Derby

Crackdown stops illegal Derbyshire motorists

Three vehicles have been taken off the road in a crackdown on motoring offences in Derbyshire.

Police in Tibshelf near Bolsover found eight with faulty windows, tyres or number plates - three serious enough to be unable to continue.

The operation also caught 44 drivers not wearing seatbelts, 10 using a mobile phone and two using red diesel.

Officers said the would continue to target motorists who acted in a dangerous or inconsiderate manner.

Threatening language

One of those caught using a mobile phone was issued with a summons to court as the driver already had nine penalty points.

Another driver was given a warning for a public order offence for using threatening, abusive or insulting language.

Pc Lorna Evans, said: "Unfortunately, some people are still running the risk of fines or worse by not wearing their seatbelt or using their mobile phone.

"We will continue to target these motorists who make the roads less safe for everyone else."

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