Police have vowed to "clamp down" on irresponsible road users following an operation in Dudley.

West Midlands Police arrested a man for a driving offence, seized vehicles and issued fines and notices to drivers in the Castlegate area of Dudley yesterday (Tuesday, June 4). 

It formed part of a joint road safety operation in which officers from the Dudley neighbourhood team together with road safety and other policing colleagues, including the DVLA and HM Revenue and Customs. 

A 30-year-old man was arrested for driving whilst disqualified and police also stopped 40 vehicles and issued 22 penalties and notices for a variety of offences including driving without insurance, failing to be in possession of a valid MOT, parking breaches and ignoring road signs. 

With the assistance of partners from DataTag, officers also identified and recovered two stolen vehicles. Three other vehicles were seized for offences under the Road Traffic Act. 
Sergeant Carl Schacht from the Dudley Central Team said: "We know there are those who don’t care about the potential risks associated with driving vehicles in a dangerous condition, or who try to bypass the rules required to be on our roads. 
"We’re clamping down on these irresponsible road users through activities like the operation we ran yesterday. We’re pleased with the results and will be running more road safety operations at different times and places.

"I hope drivers will take note and follow the rules to avoid being caught out." 
Officers also said that road safety is a force wide priority and the operations are designed to ensure that vehicles being driven on our roads meet legal requirements and are in a safe condition as well as ensuring those driving them are fit to do so and have all the necessary documents in place.