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Police put the brakes on speeding motorists in Bakewell

Posted on 3rd April 2014

Officers from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team have been heading out on the road to monitor the speed of motorists in the community.  

Police have carried about speed checks on roads in the area following reports from residents of speeding vehicles in Bakewell, particularly across Baslow Road.

Officers from the policing team have carried out the checks by using a laser speed gun to accurately record the speed of passing motorists.

During three periods of checks being carried out in the problem area of Baslow Road, tickets were issued to twelve drivers were found to be exceeding the speed limit in a 30mph zone.

The highest result was a vehicle that was caught on the speed camera for driving at 45mph in a 30mph speed limit and a double decker bus that was carrying passengers was travelling at 42mph.

The team also 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.

PC Ian Hyde from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Residents raised the issue of speeding and highlighted Baslow Road as a concern at our last governance meeting.

“We have since been monitoring this by carrying out a number of speed watch events in the community, concentrating our efforts on problem hotspots which saw twelve speeding tickets being issued.

“The majority of drivers went on without a problem but it is still worrying to see that drivers are exceeding the limit.

“We have spoken to the motorists and they have been warned that speed limits are there for a reason, to keep drivers, pedestrians and other road users safe.

“I would like to invite all residents in the area to attend the next governance meeting to share their views on local policing. We do listen to your views and act upon any issues that are raised, so come along and have your say.”

Residents are invited to attend the upcoming Safer Neighbourhood governance meeting on Wednesday, April 30. The meeting will be held at the Bakewell Children’s Centre on Granby Road and will run from 6pm.

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