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Police in Tansley target dangerous drivers

A purge on dangerous driving in a Derbyshire village saw 64 motorists fined or warned in a five hour period.

Police and road safety officials stopped vehicles on the A615 in Tansley on Tuesday as part of Operation Safedrive.

Offences included 32 people not wearing a seatbelt, 12 drivers caught speeding and nine vehicles with tyre defects.

Seven vehicles were declared unsafe and had prohibition notices served on the owners.

'Educate motorists'

Three motorists were fined for using a mobile phone.

Pc Jon Bewley, of Derbyshire Police, said: "Road safety is something which impacts on everyone and through carrying out operations like this we can remind people of their responsibilities when they are behind the wheel.

"For us the main aim behind the operation is to educate motorists on these issues and to encourage everyone to drive safely."

The initiative has been taking place throughout the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales and more Operation Safedrive road safety days are planned, police said.

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