A Margate man has been charged as part the of work by police and partner agencies to tackle unroadworthy delivery drivers.

During the evening of Saturday 27 April 2024, police from Thanet’s Community Safety Unit teamed up with Home Office immigration enforcement officers to speak to as many food delivery drivers as possible, and remind them of their responsibilities to ensure their vehicles are correctly insured and in a safe roadworthy condition before using them for work.

In total, 15 delivery drivers and riders were spoken to by the multi-agency team.

After officers stopped a car in New Street, a 50-year-old man from Margate was arrested and charged with drink driving and driving while disqualified. He is due to appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Monday 29 April.

Another two drivers were arrested in connection with immigration offences and dealt with by the Home Office.

Inspector Jim Woodward of Thanet Community Safety Unit said:

‘In the interest of their own safety and that of other road users, it’s important that delivery drivers adhere to the rules of the road, are properly insured and ride roadworthy mopeds, motorbikes or other modes of transport.

‘We’ll continue to ensure Thanet’s roads are safe for all and, where possible, work with partner agencies enforcing other areas of the law, as we did on this occasion.’

By Ed

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