More than 100 vehicles were stopped in a multi-agency operation carried out on Wednesday.

An officer from the DVLA worked alongside officers from Greater Manchester Police’s Bolton teams and its Road Policing Unit to conduct a traffic operation on Burnden Way in Horwich on Wednesday morning (June 19), next to Horwich Police Station.

According to Greater Manchester Police, a total of 130 vehicles were stopped over three-and-a-half hours, with 54 Traffic Offence Reports issued.

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Drivers were reported for offences including speeding, seatbelts, registration, and window tints.

Two vehicles were seized for having no insurance and one driver was arrested for drug driving.

The operation was part of GMP’s Operation Classify, which targets death and injury on high-risk Bolton roads.

According to GMP, the borough saw 71 serious collisions in 2022, with nine fatalities – with the trend continuing into 2023.

The force said it uses data and works with local communities to identify routes for targeted action.

Officers conducted the operation on Burnden Way in HorwichOfficers conducted the operation on Burnden Way in Horwich (Image: GMP)

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Roads such as Chorley New Road and Bradshaw Road have been targeted under the operation.

Later in the day on Wednesday, officers from GMP’s Bolton West team conducted speed checks on Wigan Road in Westhoughton and Tempest Road in Lostock.

On Sunday, June 16, a girl was taken to hospital and treated for a head injury following a crash on Wigan Road, which was closed for hours following the incident.

Following the speed checks, officers spotted a vehicle parked on the zig zag markings of a pedestrian crossing on Manchester Road.

Further checks by police revealed the driver did not have a valid driving licence, so the vehicle was seized and police say the driver will be reported.

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