Drivers were reported for a range of offences including not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone, following road safety checks.

Police teams carried out the checks in Nelson and Brierfield after  residents raised concerns over 'danger' drivers.

A total of 77 motorists were stopped and spoken to, with 18 people reported for not wearing seatbelts. Five motorists were reported for using mobile phones whilst driving and two vehicles were seized for being unroadworthy.

One driver was issued with a warning for driving in a manner which could "cause alarm, distress or annoyance" and another was reported for not having MOT.

A further vehicle was seized as driver did not have insurance.

Inspector James Hesketh, said: “You can report speed concerns in your area via the dedicated Lancashire Road Safety Partnership reporting portal, which allows us to collate and assess the volume of concerns, ensuring our activity is targeted in the right places, at the right times.

“You can also sign-up to Lancashire Talking / In The Know to tell us about other concerns, from which we base our local priorities to address.

“Road safety concerns are one such priority, hence our enforcement activity – and we are continuing to work with our partners to explore sustainable long-term solutions to address the community’s concerns.”