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Glossop cops urge motorists to be considerate of access only roads

Posted on 8th December 2016

Glossop cops have been taking to the beat to put the brakes on motorists contravening access only roads in the town.

Local residents have raised concerns about motorists causing problems by using access only roads as a cut through or parking along them, preventing other drivers from passing safely, particularly along Queen Street.

Yesterday (Wednesday, December 7), PC Julian Gallagher, PC Jenny Oldfield, and PCSOs Will Brockett and Amy Mckeever carried out an operation along Queen Street in Glossop to target unsafe driving.

During the afternoon, the team stopped a number of vehicles along the road and advised them about contravening the access only signs.

PCSO Amy Mckeever from the Glossop Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Queen Street is an access only road and should only be used by residents or visitors to an address.

“We are asking motorists to be considerate and responsible to do their part in keeping our roads safe. This includes abiding by the road signs and finding alternative routes, rather than using access only roads.

“Motorists who are found to be using access only roads as a short cut or parking inconsiderately so that they cause an obstruction or a danger to other road users are committing offences under the road traffic act and could receive a fixed penalty notice.”

PCSO Mckeever added: “We will be carrying out similar operations in the town over the coming months to speak to drivers about the importance of safe and considerate driving to help keep the roads safe for both motorists and pedestrians.”

To find out more or to report a problem call the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, or by sending them a message online using the Contact Us section of our website.

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