A number of drivers were stopped by police during speed enforcement checks, including one not wearing a seatbelt.

Officers carried out the traffic operation at various locations across Bolton, including Manchester Road in Blackrod, where concerns over road safety have been raised.

In total eight road traffic offence reports were issued.

Some of the offences including exceeding a 30mph limit, and driving whilst using a mobile phone.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “On Saturday November 25 officers conducted a traffic operation in various locations across Bolton.

The Bolton News:

“Manchester Road in Blackrod is a road which members of the community have raised concerns in regard to road safety.

“In total eight road traffic offence reports were issued.

“These were for a variety of offences including driving in excess of the 30mph speed limit, driving whilst not wearing a seat belt and driving whilst using a mobile phone.

“All these offences put road users and pedestrians at risk.”

Speed checks are regularly staged in Bolton, often in response to concerns from residents.

Operation Portman is currently running in Bolton - an ongoing initiative by Greater Manchester Police - which was set up in response to concerns over the number of serious road incidents in the town.

Hundreds of drivers have been reported for different alleged driving offences since the launch of the operation more than 12 months ago.

To help them catch speeding drivers, officers have acquired two laser devices to record speeding vehicles.

Officers said that the operation has resulted in a huge reduction in serious injuries in Bolton. 

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