Special traffic operation in Kettering is a success

A number of offences were dealt with during a traffic operation led by special constables in Kettering (file picture)
A number of offences were dealt with during a traffic operation led by special constables in Kettering (file picture)

A traffic operation led by special constables in Kettering on Saturday saw a number of people stopped for motoring offences.

The operation was also carried out in Northampton and saw the team deal with ten seatbelt offences, one car without insurance, another two with no MOT, four drivers on their mobile phones and two illegal number plates.

They also seized one car for no tax, issued a warning for anti-social behaviour – these can be issued for behaviour such as playing music too loudly and having a very loud exhaust pipe – and issued other warnings for vehicle defects.

Sgt Tony Payne, from the roads policing team, said: “Special constables play an absolutely vital role in our mission to make our roads safer.

“I’d advise those deliberating breaking the law and putting lives at risk to think twice as these operations are run regularly across the county in addition to both Safer Community Teams and Roads Policing officers tackling driving offences.

“As well as law enforcement, it’s about prevention through education and the Specials were also talking to people, explaining the very real dangers of committing these offences and giving advice to motorists.”

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Special constables come from all walks of life, join up for many reasons and get involved in many different policing activities such as these traffic operations.

“Some love the excitement of attending emergency incidents and frontline policing while others enjoy getting involved in making a real difference within their community.

“If you’re interested in getting involved visit northantspolicespecials.co.uk.