SIX cars were seized and two people arrested in the first Huddersfield operation by a specialist road policing team.
West Yorkshire Police’s new Intercept Team joined forces with Kirklees road police to patrol Fartown and Cooper Bridge looking for offenders.
In the one-day operation, which also included patrols of roads leading towards Gomersal and Birkenshaw, they used automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems to identify vehicles connected to offences.
The technology flags up cars being used without insurance or tax, as well as stolen vehicles and cars suspected of being connected to more serious crime.
Stop-and-search powers were also used to inspect suspicious vehicles.
A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of carrying an offensive weapon and a 45-year-old for driving while banned.
Six uninsured cars were seized and 13 on-the-spot fines handed out for offences including no insurance and no licence, not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone while driving.
Inspector Joanne Field said: "This work is important.
"Minor traffic offences are often linked to more serious crime."