Dungannon and Cookstown police nab 20 motorists in road safety blitz

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A PSNI road safety blitz hit the streets of Dungannon and Cookstown on Monday, catching 20 drivers for motoring offences.

Officers from the local policing team, the roads team and the dog section seized three vehicles for no insurance and issued four drivers with fixed penalty notices for having no insurance.

Police also arrested two motorists for careless driving, and nabbed a further eight for excess speed during the zero-tolerance crackdown.

One motorist was given a fixed penalty notice for excess noise, and two for using a mobile phone whilst driving.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said the crackdown was part of ‘a proactive’ road safety operation.

She added: “Our work to reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on our roads continues. Officers from Dungannon Local Policing Team, in conjunction with the Roads Policing Unit from Omagh and Enniskillen and the Dog Section, ran the operation.

“There is a responsibility on all of us to keep our roads safe.”

A total of 79 people lost their lives last year– 22 more than the 57 who perished in 2013.