Police issued 38 tickets to motorists during a day of targeted action on East Lancashire's roads.

On Wednesday, officers visited Burnley Road in Colne and Hollin Bank in Brierfield/Nelson, and said that unfortunately there were many motorists who were not behaving in a safe way. 

As a result of the operation, 38 tickets were handed out for offences ranging from not wearing a seat belt, using a mobile phone while driving, anti-social driving, and one instance where a car was seized for being driven without insurance. 

Lancashire Telegraph:

A spokesperson for the police said: "We have again been out and about conducting a traffic operation on the roads in Pendle to see if our road community are safe and behaving unfortunately this isn't the case.

"Still we see motorists not wearing seat belts and driving whilst using a mobile phones just to name two offences.

"Some drivers failed to stop for us so they are being visited at home with a prize in an envelope.

"Just to confirm what a good day for us as a community would look like...zero tickets being issued as all drivers were driving safely and within the law.

"The number of tickets issued shows some drivers do not have respect for other road users and the law.

"Road safety is a consistent priority for us as a Neighbourhood Policing Team, and you our Pendle community so we will continue to conduct these operations to make our roads safer."