Police to crackdown on disqualified drivers as drink driving most common reason to be banned

PUBLISHED: 17:18 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:18 23 October 2018

Crackdown on disqualified drivers across Cambridgeshire. Picture: SUBMITTED

Crackdown on disqualified drivers across Cambridgeshire. Picture: SUBMITTED

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A crackdown on disqualified drivers across Cambridgeshire has been launched by police in a bid to make roads safer.

Cambridgeshire Police is urging people to come forward with information on anyone who has had their licence taken away but continued to commit offences.

More than 800 people were banned from driving in 2016, some for crimes as serious as hit and runs and causing death by dangerous driving.

Drink driving was responsible for 483 of the 830 bans in the county.

There were 84 motorists banned for speeding and 23 for driving without proper insurance.

PC Rob Savill said: “Disqualified drivers have had their licence taken away for a reason and by continuing to use the roads put other road users at risk.

“We are appealing for the public’s help in making the roads safer by providing us with any information they have about disqualified drivers.

“In particular we are keen to know the names of those committing these offences, what vehicles they are using, where and when they are using them.

“The more information we have about these offenders the more targeted we can be in our efforts to catch them and make the roads safer.”

Anyone with information regarding an illegal road user is asked to report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report/Report-Shared/Report-anti-social-driving or by calling 101.

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