About a dozen West Mercia officers were involved in yesterday’s operation at Minsterley, Halfway House and Nesscliffe using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) interceptor vehicles.
Police Constable Sarah Fraser-Smith, one of the organisers, said the stop-checks were carried out as part of the campaign to tackle rural crime, disrupting offenders using the county’s road network.
“The other main purpose was to improve safety for all road users by identifying vehicles unroadworthy or not conforming to the traffic laws in some other way.
“It’s in everyone’s interest to make sure vehicles are safe and lawful to drive.”
The operation ran from 8am to 4pm with Dyfed Powys Police assisting.
PC Fraser-Smith said: “Over 100 vehicles were stopped throughout the day and numerous driving offences dealt with. Drivers were reported for offences varying from driving whilst talking on a hand-held mobile phone, tax issues and contravening double white lines.”
She added: “I would like to thank the local communities for their patience and support during the day. Tackling rural crime remains a priority and similar operations will continue to be mounted in the future.”