Community speed watch catches 18 motorists in latest checks

Police tape
Police tape

Eighteen motorists are set to receive warning letters about their speed after the latest checks by Community Speed Watch volunteers in Froggatt and Bradwell.

Volunteers spent time checking traffic in the 30mph limits on the A625 in Froggatt on Tuesday, April 10 and on Church Street, Bradwell on Tuesday, April 17.

Fifteen drivers were caught speeding in Froggatt and three in Bradwell and they will all receive letters to inform them about the check, to raise awareness of the local speed limits and that if they continue to speed, they risk a fine and penalty points on their driving licence.

Data which is recorded through the scheme may also help officers to identify locations for future speed enforcement checks.

Community Speed Watch was introduced to the area, with the support of the Safer Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, back in November 2010 to help target residents concerns about the issue and funding was provided by Derbyshire Dales District Council for signs to make motorists aware of the checks as they approach.

In the last check at Froggatt in February 13 motorists were found to be travelling above the legal limit.

PCSO Anthony Boswell of the Hathersage Area Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Community Speed Watch is continuing to work well, raising awareness about local speed limits and residents concerns and most importantly encouraging motorists to drive safely.

“A big thank you to all the volunteers who give up their time to help carry out checks and do something positive for their community.”

To contact the Hathersage Area Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, the non emergency number for Derbyshire police, or email bakewell.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk