42 motorists stopped by police in Stroud on Saturday for driving offences
DRIVERS were reminded of the perils of using a mobile phone when 42 vehicles were stopped by police in Stroud on Saturday.
Many of the motorists were caught using a mobile phone, while others were speeding and some drivers and passengers were not wearing a seatbelt.
The checks, carried out on Oldends Lane, in Stonehouse, and Bath Road, in Rodborough, were part of the police's Wheeled Respect operation.
Assistant area officer Steve Lindsay said: "The emphasis of the operation was to educate motorists about the dangers they put themselves and others in risk of when driving using a mobile phone, failing to wear a seat belt and speeding.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by support for this operation since it launched in April."
A number of drivers were fined while others were put on educational courses after police stopped 19 motorists for failing to wear a seatbelt, six for using a mobile phone and 15 for speeding.
Two front seat passengers were also put on educational courses for not wearing a seatbelt.
Alongside the operation, all three emergency services attended a community event at Tesco, in Stratford Road, Stroud, to highlight the importance of safe and responsible driving.
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