Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Creating safer, stronger and active communities

Crackdown on Disqualified Drivers

Cambridgeshire Police are appealing for the public’s help to crackdown on disqualified drivers in the county.

Disqualified drivers have had their licence taken away for a reason and by continuing to use the roads put other road users at risk.

They are appealing for the public’s help in making the roads safer by providing them with any information they have about disqualified drivers.

In particular we are keen to know the names of those committing these offences, what vehicles they are using, where and when they are using them.

The more information we have about these offenders the more targeted they can be in our efforts to catch them and make the roads safer.

The police are also asking for the public’s help in targeting motorists who drive under the influence of drink and drugs.

Between July 2017 and May this year, 787 people were arrested in Cambridgeshire on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink and drugs.

The penalties for drug driving are the same as those for drink driving. If convicted, motorists could lose their licence, be fined up to £5,000 and even face a prison sentence.

People are being urged to help catch those without a license or who are under the influence by using the confidential reporting line - 0800 032 0845, which is available 24/7, or report online at https://www.cambs.police.uk/report/Report-Shared/Report-anti-social-driving