YOUNG motorists in South Lakeland were targeted yesterday by traffic police in a bid to reduce road accidents.

Officers from the South Roads Policing Unit carried out a campaign in Kendal, Lakes and Furness under Operation Orwell.

It is Cumbria Constabulary’s education and enforcement operation designed to make young people aware of the importance of driving safely and responsibly.

One female driver, aged 21, is to be prosecuted for using her mobile phone while driving and having no MOT for her vehicle.

“With the start of the summer holidays lots of young people are taking to the road, often with a group of friends, to enjoy the many leisure activities and scenic locations our county has to offer,” said Sergeant Jo Fawcett, of Kendal Roads Policing Unit. “This presented us with an ideal opportunity to engage with as many young drivers as possible in order to heighten their awareness of the dangers associated with driving.”