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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Police target motorists in clampdown

A POLICE operation targeting motorists has revealed “careless attitudes” towards driving.

By Mark White

The two-day Operation Blackberry saw 17 offences committed which could have “lead to tragic consequences,” say police.

Officers from the West Cumbria Roads Policing Unit spent March 9 targeting motorists in Cleator Moor and Egremont.

Offences that motorists were prosecuted for included:

Eight not wearing a seatbelt;

Five driving without insurance;

Three driving without an MoT;

One using their mobile phone while driving.

Others received warnings.

Sergeant Darren Bawden, said: “This operation showcased the careless attitudes that some motorists have towards the laws of the road and road safety.

“We will continue to crack down on this behaviour and attempt to ensure safety to those law-abiding motorists.The offences we saw committed can lead to tragic consequences.”

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