Operation blitz

Featherstone NPT hold a traffic operation, checking vehicles and driver details.'p8179a212
Featherstone NPT hold a traffic operation, checking vehicles and driver details.'p8179a212

A BLITZ on traffic crime saw 40 speeding tickets dished out to law-breakers as part of a police day of action.

Officers from Featherstone and Normanton neighbourhood policing team slapped speeding drivers on Pontefract Road and Wakefield Road in Featherstone with fines on Monday.

PCSO Paul McKimm – who organised the clampdown – said he hoped results of the day would send out a clear message to residents that traffic crime would not be tolerated.

He said: “When people get the fines in the post it will send out a message that we’re dealing with this and the public should keep reporting problems to us.

“Speeding is a big problem on these roads, especially first thing in the morning and outside the school. We’re doing our bit to combat it.”

Police officers were joined by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), taxi licensing, Customs and Excise and the Benefits Agency.

Four vehicles were seized, including three for not having insurance and one for having no driving licence.

Two tickets were issued for not wearing seatbelts and one for using red diesel.

VOSA issued ten prohibition notices, four of which had to be resolved before leaving the scene.

PCSO McKimm said: “The day was really successful and the aim was to make people aware that we are dealing with these problems in Featherstone.”