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Speeding and road safety become policing priorities in Fairfield

Posted on 25th February 2015

Officers from the Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out to tackle speeding motorists and road safety after setting the issues as their latest priority profiles.

The priorities were decided by police and local residents following the Safer Neighbourhood Governance Meeting that was held on Monday, February 23.

Officers will be teaming up to put the brakes on speeding vehicles in the area by speaking to motorists about the importance of sticking to the law on the roads and safe and considerate driving.

The team will be working alongside residents to carry out Community Speed Watch events to target those exceeding the 20mph speed restriction throughout the Fairfield Estate.

The speed check scheme has equipment which displays the speed of passing motorists, alerting them as to whether they are abiding by the speed limit or not.

The volunteers will then take down details of vehicles that are excessively speeding and the information is fed back to the team so that warning letters can be issued.

Alongside speeding, the Fairfield Policing Team will also be working to tackle road safety in the area, particularly along Queens Road and Tongue Lane.

Officers will be heading out on high visibility patrols to catch motorists committing road traffic offences such as driving on the pavement and using their mobile phones behind the wheel.

Police will also be taking action against motorists who park their vehicles illegally, causing an obstruction or parking too closely to junctions, making it difficult for other road users and pedestrians.

Anyone interested in joining the Fairfield Community Speed Watch Scheme is asked to contact the policing team on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

To speak to your local team call 101, and follow them on Twitter: @FairfieldSNT

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