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Police take to the road to monitor vehicle speeds through Rowsley

Posted on 1st June 2015

Safer Neighbourhood officers have been taking to the roads to monitor the speed of vehicles through Rowsley.

Officers from the Stanton, Youlgreave and White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team visited the area after local residents raised concerns about motorists speeding along the A6, close to the Church Lane junction.

The team carried out checks at separate intervals on Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1, to monitor the speed of drivers and highlight the importance of abiding by the set speed limit.

Checks were also carried close to the Rowsley C of E Primary School, following reports of motorists speeding near to the school, particularly around drop-off times.

Over the two days of speed checks, the majority of motorists abided by the speed limits at both locations. Two motorists were advised about their speed by the policing team, with one driver being issued with a fixed penalty notice for driving at 40mph is a designated 30mph zone.

PC Ian Hyde from the Stanton, Youlgreave and White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "The views of our residents are really important to us so after hearing concerns about the speed of vehicles on roads through Rowsley, it was essential that we carried out these checks.

"Over the past two days, speed checks were conducted at two locations at differing times so that we can get a good picture of any issues and then take steps to improve the situation.

"I spoke to two motorists to advise them about their speed and the importance of safe and considerate driving, especially on roads close to schools. Aside from these drivers, the rest of the motorists went by without a problem and abided by the limit on the roads.

"Sometimes the perception of speed is faster than reality, so I hope that these checks will reassure our residents. If you have any issues in your area, don't be afraid to contact us."

A local resident added: "I very much appreciate the time that the team spent addressing local concerns, and how the perception of the speed and the environment can make the cars seem like they are travelling faster than they actually are. It's really nice to be heard."

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