Posted on 1st February 2013
Officers from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team will be clamping down on motorists using a one-way street in Fairfield as a rat run and driving the wrong way along it.
Residents and drivers in Ashwood Road have reported incidents of motorists ignoring the one-way signs and heading in the wrong direction.
This has caused traffic tailbacks as drivers who have been travelling the correct way are forced to reverse.
Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Teams will now be carrying out extra patrols and will target any motorists ignoring the rules.
PC Mark Parkinson, from Buxton SNT, said: “The signs on Ashwood Road are pretty clear and state that it is a one-way street.
“But it seems some drivers have decided not to pay any attention to those signs and have used it as a cut-through.
“The road itself is not wide enough for two cars to pass each other and it’s going to cause damage to parked cars or even an accident, as drivers heading the right way will be put at risk.
“It’s a one-way system for a reason, and blatantly ignoring those signs is an offence that we will be cracking down on. The least you could get is a fine, so ask yourself if it’s really worth it.”
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