Greater Manchester Police has vowed to clamp down on people who flout the laws of the road as another five motorists were spotted breaching the rules in Bolton in recent days.

The force has said it has brought 64 officers into its Road Policing Unit and in April made 301 arrests relating to drink of drug driving.

And in recent days police have picked up drivers in Bolton who were without insurance and under the influence of drugs.

Police approached a Kia Sportage on Blackey Street, Farnworth, and found he driver only had a provisional licence, had no insurance and was under the influence of cannabis.

They seized the vehicle and took the driver to custody.

Officers also saw a Peugeot Partner with insufficient treat on Springfield Road, Kearsley.

The motorist would go on to fail a drugs test and was taken to custody.

Police stopped a Ford Fusion on Ramsay Avenue, Farnworth, and found the insurance had been cancelled due to non-payment.

They seized the vehicle and gave the driver a traffic offence report.

Officers saw a Volkswagen Passat narrowly avoid a cyclist on Beaumont Road, Bolton, as he turned into a petrol station.

The car was stopped and the driver was found to be under the influence of cannabis and cocaine.

He was also reported for driving carelessly.

Police also found a driver who had just left custody in a Vauxhall Astra on Bradford Street, Bolton.

The car was uninsured and the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of cocaine.

Chief Inspector Ronnie Neilson, of GMP's Specialist Operations, said “impairment” was a “key factor in a number of fatal collisions.”

He said: "We will continue to target dangerous drivers who pose a risk to the public - 301 drink or drug driving-related arrests in April alone shows how we are tackling the issue.  

"Impairment is a key factor in the number of fatal collisions we have – along with excessive speed – and these will remain a key part of our daily business

"Our recent increase in the Roads Policing Unit of 64 officers will help us to continue this enforcement and deliver safer roads for the people of Greater Manchester."