Lancashire

Lancashire police fine 36 during driver safety checks

Lancashire police fined 36 motorists during two days of roadside checks.

The checks were made in an attempt to reduce the number of crashes involving young drivers in Lancaster and Morecambe and Wyre.

Fines were given to motorists driving at excessive speed, without tax or for failing to wear a seatbelt.

Throughout March police have been raising awareness in schools and colleges about the dangers of driving irresponsibly or illegally.

During the checks officers monitored the roadworthiness of vehicles to ensure that cars had not been modified to boost their speed.

Driving advice was given to 68 young people.

Young drivers have been warned that they could lose their licence if they get six points within their first two years on the road.

Sgt Nigel Ralphson said: "Young drivers need to be aware of their responsibilities when it comes to road safety - losing your licence is a real risk, as is leaving behind a devastated family if you are hurt or killed in a crash."

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