Drivers fined during police road safety checks

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Thames Valley Police officers dealt with 25 drivers during road safety checks held this week.

Officers were at the car boot sale at the MK Bowl between 7.30am and 9.30am on Sunday, checking cars on the H7 Chaffron Way.

During the check 17 people were given £60 Fixed Penalty Notices for not wearing their seatbelt. They were all given the option of taking part in an online seatbelt course at a cost of £26 in place of the fine.

Two vehicles were seized from their drivers for being driven without a licence. The drivers were given FPNs of £60 and three penalty points on their licence. If they want their vehicles returned, they will have to be collected by someone with a valid licence and any storage fees paid

Two drivers were issued £200 FPNs and given six points on their licence for driving with no insurance

Two drivers were issued FPNs of £60 with three points for having their front windows excessively tinted. Another driver was given a £30 FPN for tint which was excessive, but not as dark as the other two drivers, hence the lesser fine

Once driver was charged with driving while disqualified. Sam Ernest, aged 40, from Malvern Drive, Fullers Slade, will appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on August 2.

Sergeant Simon Hills, from Milton Keynes Roads Policing base, said: “It is clear that a number of people are still prepared to put themselves and others at risk by flouting road traffic laws designed to protect them from injury.

“We will continue to target this type of behaviour with more road safety checks at all times of the day.”