More than 40 vehicles were stopped during a road safety initiative in Sittingbourne involving volunteers from the Special Constabulary.
On 4 December 2021, the team worked with the DVSA in Mill Way, Sittingbourne where they dealt with issues such as drivers not wearing a seatbelt and drivers using mobile phones while at the wheel.
One vehicle was seized for no insurance, while a total of eight people were reported for not wearing a seatbelt, one for not having a licence, one for not being in proper control of the vehicle, one for having a defective tyre, one for no insurance and two for not having correct number plates.
Special Inspector, Ashley Collick said:
'The efforts with this operation helped lead to positive enforcement action being taken against motorists who choose to ignore laws the vast majority of road users abide by. ‘This work was pre-planned and shows the varied and important role Special Constables play within Kent Police.‘Special Constables are unpaid volunteers, many of whom have full time jobs and give up some of their spare time to assist with important and varied work such as this. I would encourage anyone thinking about joining to get in touch. Visit www.kent.police.uk for more information.’