Headingley, Hyde Park, Burley and Kirkstall drivers caught for multiple offences in first weekend of eased Covid restrictions

Police caught a number of drivers committing different motoring offences this weekend in the north west Leeds area.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:45 am
One vehicle was seized for having no insurance (photo: West Yorkshire Police - Leeds North West)

Roads policing officers were patrolling the Headingley, Hyde Park, Burley and Kirkstall areas on Saturday.

They found two motorists driving without the correct license and one driving 'without due care and attention'.

Police also issued two tickets for people using a mobile phone while driving, three for not wearing a seatbelt, and two warnings for anti-social driving.

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One car was seized for having no insurance.

West Yorkshire Police said that all the offences were 'easily avoidable'.

The patrols were part of Operation SPARC - Supporting Partnership Action to Reduce Road Casualties.

A post on the West Yorkshire Police Leeds North West Facebook page revealed the results of the patrols: "On Saturday 17th April, officers from our Roads Policing Department deployed to the Headingley, Hyde Park, Burley & Kirkstall areas as part of Operation SPARC.

"Results included: 2x Driving Otherwise in accordance with license, 1x Driving without due care and attention, 2x Section-59 warnings for antisocial driving, 2x tickets issued for using a mobile phone whilst driving, 3x tickets issued for not wearing a seatbelt & the below vehicle, seized for driving without insurance.

"All of the above offences were easily avoidable."