More than half of vehicles checked by police in Cookstown and Magherafelt had mechanical defects

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  • 24 vehicles, six taxis and three buses checked
  • 10 were issued with a prohibition order
  • 55% of all vehicles checked had at least one mechanical defect identified
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More than 30 vehicles were checked as part of a multi-agency traffic operation in the Cookstown and Magherafelt area on Saturday night (September 5th).

Local PSNI officers, along with officers from DVA, randomly checked a number of vehicles including 24 vehicles, six taxis and three buses as part of the proactive traffic safety operation.

I think it was a successful operation and demonstrated the condition of some vehicles using our roads

Const. Aidan Rooney said: “I think it was a successful operation and demonstrated the condition of some vehicles using our roads. Of all the vehicles checked, 10 were issued with a prohibition order, seven licences were suspended as a result of a prohibition and eight defect notices were issued. A number of fixed penalty notices were also issued by the PSNI and DVA.

“In total, 55% of all vehicles checked had at least one mechanical defect identified. We are committed to keeping our roads safe and that includes ensuring your vehicle is roadworthy.”