Warnings have been issued to drivers in Sheerness and others have been reported for traffic offences as part of a crackdown on road safety in the town.

Officers from Swale’s Community Safety Unit carried out the checks between 11am and 3.30pm on Saturday 11 February 2023 in Marine Parade.

Motorists flouting road safety rules

The operation was organised after a nearby resident raised concerns about motorists in the area flouting basic road safety rules.

57 drivers stopped

During the operation officers stopped 57 drivers and issued 27 of them with Traffic Offence Reports (TORs), meaning they will be reported and fined for the offences.

Nineteen of the 27 who received TORs were seen driving without wearing a seatbelt, while three were witnessed speeding.

Two drivers had window tints above the legal level, one driver had a dog which was not secured correctly and TORs were also issued for motorists who did not have an MOT or licence.

Officers also gave 28 drivers words of advice for reasons including driving without properly securing a child, having an insecure load and vehicle defects.

Car with tinted windows seized

One of the driver’s whose car had illegally tinted windows also had their car seized.

Police Sergeant Ryan Chase, of Swale’s Community Safety Unit, said: ‘I hope this latest operation reassures residents in Swale that we do not just respond to reports but actively listen to concerns and take these seriously.

‘During such a short space of time we stopped a lot of motorists who were committing various offences and these were dealt with appropriately.

‘We will continue to carry out roadside checks at various times in different locations in order to ensure motorists are driving safely and in accordance with the law.’

By Ed

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