Speed checks were carried out in St Albans and Harpenden during the weekend.

Ten Special Constables assisted with a traffic operation in London Road in St Albans from 10am to 12.40pm and on the A1081 Harpenden from 1.50pm to 4.15pm on Sunday, December 15.

The officers carried out speed checks as well as making use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology.

They worked alongside others from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team as well as Special Constables from the BCH RPU (Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit).

Two people were reported for summons. The first motorist was reported for driving without due care and attention, while the second was driving without having valid road tax.

Two other motorists were reported for driving while not wearing a seat belt. Three drivers were issued with Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme (VDRS) notices for headlamp failure and worn tyres.

St Albans Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Loveday said: “I am grateful for the assistance of our Special Constables: these types of operation are important to ensure drivers are using the roads safely and that those who are flouting the law are stopped.”

Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd, said: “Road safety, particularly around this time of the year, is of great importance to me. I am delighted to see the operation was such a success and I am grateful to the Special Constables who gave up their time to run it.

“Increasing examples of excellent civic participation, such as the Specials’ involvement in this instance, are a key part of my plan for Hertfordshire: ‘Everybody’s Business’, where I make a commitment to welcome as many new applicants to the Special Constabulary as meets the qualifying requirement.”