Wigan police officers tackle speeding in hot-spots following community concerns
Officers conducted traffic operations in Standish and Aspull amid concerns about road safety.
A post on Greater Manchester Police’s Wigan West Facebook page said: “Within a couple of hours, 16 tickets were issued for various offences including not wearing a seatbelt, using a phone whilst driving and speeding.
"The highest speed registered was 47mph in a 30mph zone.
"As well as tickets being issued, numerous drivers will be summonsed to court as they already have a number of points on their licence.”
Police also did a traffic operation on Spring Road, Orrell due to similar concerns.
Officers spoke to several drivers about speeding and some were given fixed penalty notices.
A spokesman said: “Officers will continue to educate drivers on their attitude towards road safety and will prosecute those who don't follow the rules.”