Cars stopped in Derbyshire police checks

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More than 60 motorists in Derbyshire were pulled over for offences including not wearing a seatbelt and using a phone at the wheel during a road safety operation.

Officers from Bakewell and Hathersage safer neighbourhood teams carried out the operation with Derbyshire’s roads policing unit, HM Revenue and Customs and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency on a stretch of the A623 in Stony Middleton.

A total of 28 drivers were stopped for not wearing their seatbelts, six were spotted using a phone while driving and two were speeding.

Three cars were stopped for number plate offences, four drivers were told to remove illegal tints from their windows and one was stopped for having no insurance.

Every vehicle was tested to check for illegal fuel.