Dozens of drivers stopped in op
MORE than 60 vehicles were subject to stop checks in Gloucester on Friday.
The operation, organised by the road policing unit and officers from the Gloucester City Local Policing Team, was intended to ensure traffic laws were not being broken.
Officers were joined by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and Gloucester City Council at the Go Outdoors car park on Trier Way.
Of the vehicles that were stopped, three were seized for having no insurance.
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One motorist was fined £540 for filling their vehicle with red diesel, a fuel which is only permitted for agricultural use; three people had three points added to their licence and were given £60 fixed penalty notices for using a mobile phone while driving; and a number of people were given £60 fixed penalty notices for not wearing seatbelts. Another three drivers were given £300 fixed penalty notices for not possessing waste carrying licences.