SPEED checks on some of Swindon's busiest roads led to drivers being given tickets and summoned to court.

A team of officers caught speeding motorists on Thamesdown Drive, Akers Way, Barnfield, Queens Drive, and in Wanborough today.

They issued 17 traffic offence reports and summoned two drivers to court for going over the speed limit, seized two vehicles for having no insurance, and stopped 20 drivers to give them advice.

Insp Steve Love said: “It is really important that proactive days of action like this are held regularly. Speeding and general driving offences are a concern to everybody and we regularly receive feedback from members of the public about certain roads in the town where they perceive there to be a speeding issue.

“We hope this action provides reassurance to members of our community that we are committed to keeping our roads safe and will do all that we can to educate drivers of the importance of driving safely, and will take enforcement action when needed.”

The operation follows last month’s national road safety campaign, which was supported by Wiltshire Police with officers conducting more than 300 speed checks across the county.

Insp Mark Freeman said: “Campaigns like this national campaign help us to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding to drivers and to other road users and it is really positive that officers are continuing the work carried out within the two weeks of the campaign to conduct regular days of action within their areas.

"Speed limits are implemented for a reason and drivers must ensure that they obey these limits in order to prevent any road related incidents.”