DOZENS of motorists were given tickets for speeding and bad driving during a crackdown.

Sussex Police teamed up with the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership for a day of action on Sunday.

More than 60 tickets were dished out in Rye along the A259, A29 and A272.

PC Stuart Ball said the crackdown followed concerns from the community about driving standards and speeding.

He said: “It is our duty to keep everyone safe on our roads, and to deal robustly with those who compromise this.”

“We have listened to the community and acted upon their concerns regarding speeding and antisocial driving in the Rye area.

“The operation was all about providing education and enforcement, and we are grateful for the positive feedback we have received.

“While the vast majority of motorists are safe and competent drivers, there will always be a minority who put the lives of themselves and others at risk through their actions.

“A large number of the tickets issued on Sunday were for vehicles with modified number plates. We cannot stress enough that you could be fined up to £1,000 and your vehicle will fail its MOT if you drive with incorrectly displayed plates.”