A COUNTYWIDE operation to check the safety of vehicles used to take children to and from schools has helped to remove seven that were not roadworthy.
Operation Coachman has been run for the last month with a total of 70 vehicles checked outside schools across Derbyshire.
This includes John Port, in Main Street, Etwall but it is believed that no vehicles connected with the school had defects.
Officers from Derbyshire Constabulary, together with staff from Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) took part.
Of the 70 vehicles checked, 12 were found to have defects and seven of those were taken off the road immediately.
The faults included seatbelts not working properly, a loose door and rusting on some of the vehicles.