Police checking vehicles at Manston

Uninsured cars were seized and drivers reported for a range of offences during a police traffic operation in Thanet.

Officers from the Kent Special Constabulary carried out the checks in Margate Road, Ramsgate and Manston Road, Manston on Saturday 28 January 2023.

More than 100 vehicles were stopped and checked over by officers to ensure they were roadworthy and being driven in accordance with the law.

As part of the work, three uninsured cars were seized and 42 drivers were issued with traffic offence reports for offences including an unsecure dog, using a mobile phone at the wheel and illegal window tints and number plates.

A number of other drivers were given words of advice concerning the safety of their vehicles.

Inspector James Johnston of the Kent Special Constabulary said: ‘It is vital that every road user keeps their vehicle in a roadworthy, legal and safe condition. The consequences of not doing so can be devastating.

‘I am pleased that the vast majority of drivers we stopped recognised the importance of our work and that we have taken action where appropriate to keep the area’s roads safe’.

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By Ed

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