A POLICE blitz caught up with untaxed cars and uninsured drivers.
The police set up Stingray cameras on Heckmondwike Road in Dewsbury and Bradford Road, Batley.
The cameras can detect unlicensed vehicles immediately.
During the two-day campaign, police stopped 232 vehicles.
Mechanical faults which needed to be repaired quickly were found on 56 of them.
Three people were arrested - one on suspicion of drink-driving and two for driving while banned.
Seventeen people were fined for driving without wearing seatbelts and 27 were reported for having no tax, insurance or operator's licence.
Sgt Alan Kaye, who in charge of Dewsbury traffic police, said: "We have been working alongside the Vehicle Inspectorate checking car tyres, brakes, lights and steering, to make sure everything is in good working order.
"Police see too many horrific accidents and witness at first hand the devastation that can be caused to families and loved ones.
"It is essential that vehicles are properly maintained."
Sgt Kaye added: "Cars with dodgy exhausts also came under the spotlight.
"Officers have been carrying out emission and smoke checks.
"Vehicles found to be defective received notices giving owners a set time period to put the problem right."
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