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Officers target speeding and nuisance drivers as part of Operation Jericho

Posted on 6th March 2014

Officers head out on the road to clamp down on driving problems in Buxton and Fairfield as part of a targeted operation.

Operation Jericho sees the Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team monitoring speeding vehicles and driving conditions as part of the drive to combat the problem.

The action is part of an on-going operation to tackle issues that have been raised by people living in the community. Problems include noise nuisance from groups of drivers gathering near homes and leaving their engines running and speeding vehicles on roads around the town, often late at night.

To tackle the issue, police will be heading out on high visibility patrols around Buxton town centre and the Fairfield estate, to speak to drivers about their behaviour and how it affects the local community.

PC Mark Parkinson from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We will be continuing with our patrols in the target areas and will be speaking with local drivers about their responsibilities when they’re behind the wheel.

“We will be engaging with motorists to highlight the impact that their behaviour can have on people living in the area and checks will be made on vehicles to ensure that they are safe and legal to drive.

“Speed checks will also be carried out to keep the roads in the area safe for cyclists, pedestrians and other motorists. Enforcement action will be taken where necessary.”

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team, call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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