78 motorists fined for range of offences in police crackdown

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Police in Pendle were conducting the checks at Hollin Bank Nelson, Colne Road Reedley and Keighley Road Laneshawbridge.
Police in Pendle were conducting the checks at Hollin Bank Nelson, Colne Road Reedley and Keighley Road Laneshawbridge.

Police issued dozens of fines for offences ranging from incorrect number plates to the use of mobile phones whilst driving during road side checks.

Officers in Pendle were conducting the checks at Hollin Bank, Nelson, Colne Road, Reedley, and Keighley Road, Laneshawbridge.

A total of 78 vehicles were stopped with 99 offences recorded with some drivers issued with more than one ticket for multiple offences.

The most common offence was driving without wearing a seat belt with 48 tickets handed out. A total of 17 tickets were issued for having an incorrect number plate; 12 tickets were issued for use of a mobile phone; 11 for windows having an incorrect tint and five people were fined for speeding.

Other offences related to lighting and dangerous tyres.

Police said with regards to offences relating to tint on windows the windscreen must allow 75% of light through the screen and the drivers and passenger window must allow 70% light through.

Pendle Community Policing Team said: “To assist with this we will hold an amnesty day where we will check your windows for you and advise if they are legal. “We will again continue to target these areas and continue to enforce the lack of safety on our roads.

“We will be conducting another roadside check very soon so please wear your seat belt, do not hold your mobile phone while driving, keep to the speed limit, make sure your number plates are not ‘show plates’ and confirm to the correct standard, make sure your windscreen/passenger and drivers windows aren’t heavily tinted.”