Peterborough: Motoring crackdown

More than 15 drivers have been fined and even one car has been seized after Police spent a day dedicated to cracking down on motoring offences in Peterborough.

The operation CAN-do took place on Tuesday - and was part of a multi-agency day of action.

Operation CAN-do involved officers from the East Neighbourhood Policing Team, Roads Policing Unit and Peterborough Civil Enforcement Officers and aims to improve certain neighbourhoods around Peterborough.

More than 40 vehicles were stopped during the operation.Officers were breathalysing drivers and checking driving documents to ensure vehicles were insured and maintained. PC Gary Johnson told Heart: "This day of action focused on traffic offences and involved officers from across the force and Peterborough City Council. I'm pleased that none of the six drivers breathalysed MORE than 15 drivers fined and one car seized as part of a multi-agency day of action."

PC Johnson added: "We will continue to carry out operation CAN-do to improve the quality of life for people living and working in the Gladstone, Millfield and New England areas."

The results included:

* One driver needs to present correct driving documents

* Eight drivers were issued with fixed penalty notices for not wearing seatbelts and issued a £60 fine

* Five fixed penalty notices were issued for contravening a no entry sign, £60 fine and three points

* One fixed penalty notice for no insurance, £200 fine and six points

* One vehicle was seized for no insurance

* One fixed penalty notice was issued for obstruction and a £30 fine

* 12 tickets were issued for parking offences by council enforcement officers, which included parking in residential areas and on double yellow lines.

Peter Gell, Strategic Regulatory Services Manager at Peterborough City Council, told Heart: "The day of action was a success and the results send a clear message to those breaking the law or acting irresponsibly that such actions will not be tolerated."