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More than 20 motorists stopped for speeding in Hathersage

Posted on 13th May 2015

Motorists in Hathersage are being reminded about the importance of sticking to the speed limit following a recent Safe Drive operation.

The Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team joined forces with officers from the Casualty Reduction and Enforcement Support Team (CREST) to carry out checks along Sheffield Road in Hathersage.

During the three hour operation on Saturday, May 9, police stopped and spoke to 28 motorists after they were found to be driving in excess of the 30mph speed limit.

A further ten vehicles were stopped by the policing team, including one motorist being spoken to about their manner of driving and three motorists for not wearing a seatbelt.

Sergeant Andy Wordsworth, who oversees Safer Neighbourhood policing in the area, said: "Speed limits are in place for a reason and it was concerning to see the number of people who exceeded this along Sheffield Road.

"We will continue to work alongside our partners to carry out further speed checks and Operation Safe Drive events to target those motorists and make our roads safer for all."

Operation Safedrive is an on-going Derbyshire police campaign to educate motorists about responsible driving and make roads across the county safer.

To find out more about the initiative or to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, and follow them on Twitter: @HathersageSNT

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