A crackdown on motor crimes in a town centre has resulted in 40 drivers receiving fines in just one day.
Kent Police’s special constables reported 47 offences on Mill Way, Sittingbourne on Saturday, August 12 in the latest operation in Swale.
During the operation officers stopped drivers who were “identified and robustly dealt with”, a force spokesman said.
Of the stops, 16 Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) were issued for motorists driving without seatbelts, one driver was caught speeding while two were using their mobile phones and two were driving with illegal number plates.
Other offences included windows being too heavily tinted, a child not being restrained correctly.
Officers also issued words of advice for offences including a tyre below the minimum tread, broken brake lights and incorrectly fitted and missing number plates.
Kent Police Community Safety Unit Inspector Vanessa Foster said: “Proactive operations such as these are important to ensure those motorists driving within our community understand that it will not be tolerated and that they will face consequences for committing these offences.
“We will continue to patrol the area and will ensure motorists seen using their vehicles dangerously, or in an anti-social manner are dealt with accordingly.”