Motoring offences during Middleton road traffic and speeding operation

Date published: 17 November 2023

Driving with no MOT, two poorly-secured child seats, speeding and driving without a seatbelt – these were a handful of offences racked up by motorists on Manchester Old Road, Middleton, Thursday (16 November).

The day of action was carried out by the Middleton Neighbourhood Police and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency in response to e-mail and voicemail complaints and concerns raised by members of the public, as well as verbal complaints to officers when patrolling.

Over the course of a few hours, a number of drivers were stopped.

One driver was reported for no MOT and advised under the Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme regarding excessively worn tyres, whilst another was issued with a fine for driving without a seatbelt.

One car was found to have two child seats which weren’t properly secured, putting the infants in them at risk, and three vehicles were fined after being caught driving at over 37mph.

More than 10 other vehicles were stopped and checked over by DVSA and the drivers advised before being allowed to continue.

A spokesperson for Middleton police said the day would "not be a one-off event” with “more speeding operations planned for the rest of 2023 and into the new year.”

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