Police patrols target resort drivers

Police patrols are on the street of Blackpool today targeting drivers with no insurance or MOT.

Saturday, 13th January 2018, 12:25 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th January 2018, 12:30 pm
A van is stopped for having an expired MOT. Photo: Lancs Roads Police

Officers from the Lancashire Roads Policing unit are in the resort checking that drivers have the correct paperwork.

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So far, two vehicles stopped - one car and one van - were found to have expired MOT certificates.

Each one was fined £100 and officers are reminding drivers to check they have up-to-date insurance, road tax and MOT before setting out.

The unit tweeted: "One Blackpool driver didn't even know when his MOT was due. Hence he didn't now it had expired. This lesson has cost him £100."