Police clamp down on speeding motorists in Matlock

Posted on 28th March 2014

Officers from the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team took to the road to put the brakes on speeding motorists in the area.

Police carried out checks at a number of locations across Matlock on Wednesday, March 19 in response to reports from residents of speeding vehicles.

The speed checks were carried out using laser speed guns that accurately record the speeds of passing motorists.

During a two hour period on the day of action, officers identified 33 motorists that were driving around 36mph in a 30mph zone on Chesterfield Road.

Police spoke to the offenders and warned them of their speeding and the importance of safe and considerate driving to keep roads safe for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Twelve motorists were also issued with speeding tickets as they were caught on the speed camera for driving at 40mph in a 30mph speed limit.  

PCSO Tammy Bell-Heather from the local policing team said: “Although the majority of road users abided by the speed limits, it was concerning to see that a number of motorists were speeding in the area, particularly across Chesterfield Road.  

“Overall we had a positive result from the day where we were able to remind road users of the importance of road safety and the dangers of speeding.

“Speed limits are there for a reason, to keep drivers, pedestrians and other road users safe, so we are urging residents to be mindful of speeding on the roads.

“We will be holding a number of speed watch events in the community over the next few months and we will continue to monitor motorists along Chesterfield Road after identifying it as a particular problem area.”

To speak to the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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